Decoupling GDP and GHG emissions – Lessons learned in the Nordic countries



13:00 Welcome

Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers

13:05 Introduction on behalf of the Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Thomas Egebo, Perm. Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Utilities & Climate

13:10 Putting decoupling into a global context

Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA

13:30 The Nordic countries – 25 years ahead?

Hans Jørgen Koch, Executive Director, Nordic Energy Research

13:35 Nordic Ministers present experiences

Norway: Electric mobility, Tine Sundtoft, Minister for Climate and Environment

Sweden: Carbon tax and district heating with biomass, Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of Energy

Finland: Innovative regulatory approaches and GHG emission reductions, Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister for Agriculture and Environment

Denmark: Integration of renewable energy in the Nordic market, Thomas Egebo, Ministry of Energy, Utilities & Climate

14:15 -14:45 Panel debate

Christian Friis Bach, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations (moderator) Fatih Birol, Tine Sundtoft, Ibrahim Baylan, Thomas Egebo, Hans Jørgen Koch and Markus Wråke (representing Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives)