In October 2015, the prime ministers of the Nordic countries took the decision to launch a new initiative focused on Nordic solutions to global societal challenges. The Nordic countries have long striven to create more sustainable societies.
The purpose is to promote such Nordic solutions and innovations, that address some of the most pressing global issues. The prime ministers want to share knowledge of six flagship projects on the themes Nordic Green, the Nordic Gender Effect and Nordic Food & Welfare.
By mobilising a wide range of policy experts, researchers, private-sector players as well as Nordic embassies, export councils and international stakeholders, the flagship projects respond to the increased global interest in Nordic sustainability policies and products.
Nordic Gender Effect
The Nordic Gender Effect at Work showcases Nordic investments in gender equality – solutions for parental leave, childcare, work flexibility and equity in leadership – and advocates for the economic and social benefits of gender equality at work
Nordic Food & Welfare
Nordic Food Policy Lab disseminates lessons learned from Nordic policies on nutrition, food waste and New Nordic Food, involving consumers in a transition to more sustainable food systems.
Nordic Welfare Solutions builds co-operation between export promotion organisations and business clusters to promote, showcase and export solutions within identified Nordic strongholds such as digital health and sustainable hospitals.
Nordic Sustainable Cities concentrates on building networks and exporting sustainable solutions for urban development in close collaboration with national agencies and business.
Nordic Energy Solutions seeks to share Nordic energy models and know-how with regional energy markets in different parts of the world and assist in the design of renewable energy systems and attractive markets.
Nordic Climate Solutions focuses on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFSR) and how progressive Nordic solutions in environmental economics, green technology and environmental policy can be deployed in the developing world.