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Nordic Co-operation and Climate Change

 Participants at our morning talk at the Nordic pavilion at COP22, UN Climate negotiations in Marrakech 2016
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The Nordic countries have for several years arranged common activities at the COP climate negotiations under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The focus of the joint Nordic pavilion on-site is on Nordic solutions and challenges, and to create dialogue and share knowledge on how to secure sustainable societies for future generations.

Nordic Council of Ministers does not have a formal role in the climate negotiations, but via its working groups and institutions, it supports the search for future climate solutions and contributes to the climate agenda. The Nordic countries have ambitious plans on becoming fossil free, and the Nordic Ministers for the Environment have committed to taking a strong leadership in climate efforts. They are supported by the Nordic Prime Ministers, who have set green transition as an important theme in their initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges. 

However, the Nordic countries do not negotiate together or have any common positions. The mandate of the Nordic Working Group for Global Climate Negotations (NOAK) is to support the negotiations, the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC. This is done through various projects, events and workshops. A selection of the published reports can be found on NOAK’s webpage