Nordic Climate Solutions: Green to Scale

 Nordic Climate Solutions: Green to Scale

Seminar at the Nordic House // Jan 18, 15:00-17:00

On January 18 the Nordic House will host a seminar on the Nordic Green to Scale project, which explores how scaling up 15 proven Nordic climate solutions could help cutting emissions on a global scale.

The seminar is organized in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainability Studies at the University of Iceland and the Nordic Region in Focus.The seminar language is English and participation is free of charge.

The Nordic Green to Scale project was presented at COP22 in Marrakech, see press release.

Schedule

Inauguration
Björt Ólafsdóttir, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources

Opening address
Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges – how can Nordic cooperation accelerate green growth and higher climate ambitions?
Vanda Hellsing, Chairman of Climate and Air Pollution Group (KoL)

Keynotes
Results of the Nordic Green to Scale study
Oras Tynkkynen, Senior Advisor at Sitra (The Finnish Innovation Fund)

Icelandic climate solutions
Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, Professor at the University of Iceland

Short presentations
Hrönn Hrafnsdóttir
, Project manager at Department of Environment and Planning, City of Reykjavík
Reykjavik Carbon Neutral by 2040

Margret Ormslev Asgeirsdottir, Director of Finance and Business Operations at Carbon Recycling International
CRI: Carbon dioxide into clean liquid fuel

Sigurður Reynir Gíslason, Research Professor at Institute of Earth Sciences at University of Iceland and Chairman of CarbFix
Carbon dioxide into minerals

Panel discussion with participation of the speakers
Moderator: Guðrún Pétursdóttir, Director of The Institute for Sustainability Studies at the University of Iceland.

A Green to Scale event will be held at Hof Cultural Center in Akureyri on January 19 from 15:00-17:00. See schedule at www.mak.is.

 

For further information about the Green to Scale project contact:
Prófessor Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir // bdavids@hi.is, sími: 525-5233

For further information about the seminar contact:

Kristín Ingvarsdóttir // kristini@nordichouse.is, sími: 551-7030

Read more about Nordic Green to Scale, here.

 

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By scaling up just 15 proven Nordic solutions, countries all over the world can save 4 Gt of emissions every year by 2030 which is as much as the EU produces today. The costs for this scale-up equal the amount spent in just 9 days on fossil fuel subsidies.

 

For further information please contact:

Kristín Ingvarsdóttir

kristini@nordichouse.is