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Making the Paris Agreement a Reality

03.12.19 | Begivenheder
Jukan Tateisi
Five years ago the world's leading politicians made an agreement with the goal of bringing nations together for a common cause ensuring the health of our planet. But what have happened since? Join us for a day where we focus on environmental policies and how to make the Paris Agreement a reality.



IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, hall 6
Avda. del Partenón 5
28042 Madrid

14:00 - 19:30

09.30-10.30 Nordic Business Breakfast

Business Sweden

14.00-15.00 Liberia´s Forest Reference Emission Level – enabling nature-based solutions for emissions reductions

Liberia will present its Forest Reference Emissions Level to participants and the international community as part of the Norwegian and World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) supported to Liberia’s REDD+ Process and the Liberia Forest Sector program. The presentation will cover the construction of the FREL detailing technical decisions made during this process as well as reporting annual emissions from both priority landscapes.

Forestry Development Authority of Liberia, World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) & Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations 

15.30-16.30 Ambitious goals for small actors: can the Nordics lead the way towards carbon-neutral societies?

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

Ambitious goals for small actors: can the Nordics lead the way towards carbon-neutral societies?The Nordic countries all have ambitious policies aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, probably more ambitious than many other countries globally. However, their total share of global emissions is estimated to a rather shy number: 0,5 per cent.The Nordic countries are also rather ambitious and hopeful in regards to clean technologies and aim to lead the way in this field too. A few questions arise from this: Should the Nordic countries focus on their emissions or “help” other countries lower theirs? Should the Nordics be front-runners hoping to inspire others or put their money where the emissions are easier to reduce? With a Nordic and global perspective, we hope to get the Nordic perspective dissected through the eyes of others, as well as to share our research and learnings so far.

  • Kjell Nilsson, Director, Nordregio
  • Ms Getlyn Denks, Head of Climate Department, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia
  • Jonas Færgeman, Chairman, Regeneration 2030

Nordregio and Nordic Council of Ministers

18.00-18.30 Briefing: What is going on at COP25 in Madrid?

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

Anette Ejersted, Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC, Denmark

18.30-19.30 The Climate Plan 2.0 - roadmap to a carbon-neutral Nordic region

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

The Nordic countries have high climate goals, but no clear paths or strategies towards reaching them. With the Climate Plan - roadmap to a carbon-neutral Nordic region we showcase how we can act to solve the climate crisis, and by so doing, inspire others.

  • Tomer Shalit, founder ClimateView
  • Kristina Persson, founder Global Utmaning former Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation.
  • Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson, LSUs (the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations) youth representative COP25
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, chair Global Utmaning and founder We Don’t Have Time
  • Staffan Laestadius, professor Emeritus at KTH and chair Climate & Resource council at Global Utmaning

Global Utmaning

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