Nordregio at COP21

The Nordic countries have a joint pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations in Paris from November 30 til December 11, – under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nordregio will be represented by two of our Senior Researchers, whom will both hold a session.

Jukka Teräs will present “The potential of industrial symbiosis as a key driver of green growth in Nordic regions” (written by Ingrid H G Johnsen, Anna Berlina, Gunnar Lindberg, Nelli Mikkola, Lise Smed Olsen and Jukka Teräs), a new Nordregio study, on December 2 at the session named “Nordic Study on Industrial Symbiosis in the Nordic Region“. The session is hosted by Kaisu Annala from the Ministry of Employment and Economy in Finland. Kaisu Annala is also the Chair of the Nordic Working Group for Green Growth – Innovation and Entrepreneurship for which Nordregio holds the secretariat. The report will also be released during the COP21 event and will be released here on Nordregio’s website as well.

Anna Karlsdottir will talk about Nordregio’s contribution to sustainable regional development in the Arctic during the session “People in the Arctic and Climate Change” on December 4.

The full programme from the Nordic Council of Ministers at COP21 can be found here.