The Nordic cooperation at the UN climate negotiations

Voicing the future at COP24

Voicing the future at COP24

Robert Bednarczyk
The Nordic countries have ambitious climate goals and we strongly believe that we can do more by working together. This is why we have joined forces since 2015 at the annual UN climate negotiations and the Conference of the Parties (COP) to create dialogue and knowledge sharing on climate solutions and challenges.

The Nordic countries are ready to take a global leadership on the Paris agreement goals.  We possess innovative and effective climate solutions and we are ready to step up our own commitments. We believe there is much to be gained by cooperating on climate and environmental policies, and we do so on the highest level:

The UN climate negotiations

From December 2 to 14 world leaders will once again gather to solve the climate crisis when the UN climate negotiations take place in Madrid at the COP25.

The Nordic Council of Ministers does not have a formal role in the climate negotiations, but via our working groups and institutions, we support the search for climate solutions and contribute to the climate agenda.

The Nordic backdoor

Since COP21 in Paris we have hosted a joint Nordic pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations. This year we have a Nordic stand at the on site at the COP25 in Madrid, but simultaneously at Norrsken House in Stockholm we will host climate events and connect the locations digitally. Our goals are to create discussions and dialogue and to open up the negotiations to the general public. We call it the Nordic backdoor into the COP.

We’ve invited experts, ministers, NGOs and last, but not least the climate concerned general public to Norrsken House in Stockholm. Experts and guests in Madrid will join us live on video link in order to share and discuss their expertise and insights into the climate negotiations.

The ambition is to open up the UN Climate negotiations to the general public and to:

  • discuss the biggest and most demanding Nordic and global climate challenges. 
  • highlight Nordic Solutions to global challenges and their benefits for other countries.   
  • raise new questions and seek answers in order to catalyze climate friendly actions.