COP19: Reducing emissions and growing the economy – the Nordic way

Side event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference – Conference of the Parties (COP 19) in Warsaw.

The Nordic countries are often seen as green in respect of both a good environment and reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions. During the last decades, the Nordic countries have implemented ambitious energy and climate plans. At the same time, economic growth has been relatively strong – even through the current economic crisis. How has this been possible? What policies has been the most effective? Can these policies be implemented in other countries?

Within the framework of the Open Climate Network, think tanks from Sweden, Norway and Denmark present a report highlighting some of the more efficient climate policies from the Nordic countries.

When: 15 November 2013 

Time:  20.00 – 22.00


  • Introduction
    Representative from Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Presentation of the Open Climate Network
    Taryn Fransen, Project Director for Open Climate Network – World Resources Institute
  • Nordic Climate Policy – a case study on efficient policy measures
    Susanne Krawack, Chief consultant – Concito
    Jakop Dalunde, programme director – Fores
    Camilla Skriung, Zero
  • IEA’s Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives – A carbon-neutral energy system by 2050 –  Benjamin Donald Smith, Senior Adviser – Nordic Energy Research                                                               
  • Panel discussion interventions from the audience


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Location: Warsaw, Poland