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Policy Brief: Nordic Stocktake and Visions – Pathways to Climate Neutrality

Authors: Andreas Lind (Concito) and Peter Andreas Norn (Concito)
Nord 2023:037
ISBN 978-92-893-7707-2 (PDF)
ISBN 978-92-893-7708-9 (ONLINE)
© Nordic Council of Ministers 2023
Cover photo: Getty Omages
Illustrations: Knud Andersen
Published: 10/10/2023
Updated: 27/10/2023


The views expressed in this document are those of the project institutions and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

About the project

As part of the Nordic Stocktake and Visions project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, CONCITO, CICERO, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, University of Iceland and Reykjavik University, and Tyrsky Consulting have taken stock of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Nordic countries, assessed national pathways, and identified ways forward towards climate neutrality in the Nordic region. The project is a part of the initiative “Climate transition in the Nordics” to support the Nordic Vision 2030. The overall aim of the Nordic Vision is to become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.
The Nordic region aims to be the world’s most sustainable and integrated region by 2030 (Our Vision 2030
Nordic Council of Minister (2020). The Nordic Region – towards being the most sustainable and integrated region in the world: Action Plan for 2021 to 2024. Retrieved from, https://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1508295/FULLTEXT01.pdf
). The most recent status report
Nordic Council of Ministers (2023). Norden – en bæredygtig og integreret region? Statusrapport for Vores Vision 2030. Retrieved from, https://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1760998/FULLTEXT02.pdf
(2023) shows that Nordic green ambitions are challenged and points to a need for greatly accelerated efforts. The report, Nordic Stocktake, reaches a similar conclusion.

Nordic co-operation

Nordic co-operation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.
Nordic co-operation has firm traditions in politics, economics and culture and plays an important role in European and international forums. The Nordic community strives for a strong Nordic Region in a strong Europe.
Nordic co-operation promotes regional interests and values in a global world. The values shared by the Nordic countries help make the region one of the most innovative and competitive in the world.
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