Legislation against ecocide
The Nordic Council adopted a recommendation to the Nordic Council of Ministers to criminalise ecocide – that is, large-scale environmental destruction – and that the Nordic Council of Ministers should participate in relevant international discussions to put an end to serious crimes against the natural environment during both wartime and peacetime.
Decisive action against domestic violence
Another of the Nordic Council’s recommendations is that the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic governments should work to ensure comparable statistics for intimate partner homicide and domestic violence. It has been pointed out that research from Norway shows that, in most cases of intimate partner homicide, the victim had previously been in contact with the authorities, which means that their death could have been prevented. There’s also a call for more co-operation between the Nordic countries on research into domestic violence between.
Research in the field of nuclear energy
The Nordic Council wants the Nordic Council of Ministers to investigate how the countries of the Nordic Region could better co-operate on expertise in the nuclear field. The main focus is on the fact that the Nordic Region needs such skills for the decommissioning of existing nuclear power facilities. The Nordic Region could be a pioneer in this field, and new knowledge in the area could also be utilised internationally. According to the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 200 of the world’s 450 nuclear power plants will have to be decommissioned by 2050.