The first stage of the Nordic Energy Challenge 2024 is concluded, with seven candidates advancing to the second phase. The next step for the qualified participants is to submit their final proposals by 23 August.

Meet this year’s challengers, one by one, and gain insight into their ideas in support of Citizen Engagement. One of the participants is Guðmundur Haukur Sigurðarson

Guðmundur Haukur Sigurðarson, General Manager at Vistorka.

  • Name: Guðmundur Haukur Sigurðarson
  • Position: General Manager
  • Institution: Vistorka
  • Name of idea: KORTER
  • Summary of idea: Vistorka’s initiative, KORTER, is centered on sustainability and active citizen engagement. This pioneering concept promotes the “15-minute area,” where essential services are accessible within a 15-minute walk or bike ride. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions, improve public health, and strengthen community cohesion. KORTER features a digital platform (website and app) to encourage sustainable mobility and lifestyle changes, making it easier for residents to adopt eco-friendly practices.