Nordregio joins the climate discussion at COP22 in Marrakech

The Nordic countries have a joint pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations in Marrakech, November 8-17 2016, under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic pavilion at COP22 will highlight New Nordic Climate Solutions and Nordregio is present in the Arctic theme day 12 November.

State of Green, Business Sweden, FinPro and the Nordic Council of Ministers have organised a shared Nordic business pavilion in the green innovation zone at COP22 taking place 7-18 November in Marrakesh. Nordregio’s researcher will participate a panel discussion “Nordic Perspectives on Green Growth”, 11 November 11.00 – 12.00.

Focus: Public-Private panel debate aimed at sharing hands-on green growth practices and solutions. The aim is to share perspectives that highlight key characteristics of Nordic green growth, i.e. close public-private collaboration, financing models, solutions and perspectives, designed to be a source of information for businesses and policy-makers alike.

Since much of its territory, both on land and at sea, falls within the Arctic Circle, the Nordic Region is strongly involved in issues that concern this unique and harsh, but also vulnerable area. The Arctic Day at the Nordic Pavilion digs into the latest research and Arctic climate solutions. Nordregio’s researchers Anna Berlina and Lise Smed Olsen are present at the Blue Zone, Nordic pavilion and Nordregio’s Director Kjell Nilsson participates a panel debate at a Nordic-Moroccon seminar on urban development and and gives a morning talk at the Arctic Day on Saturday.

15.45 – 17.15 SESSION 3 – NORDIC SOLUTIONS FOR THE SOCIETY (NordForsk and Nordregio)
16.10-16.45 Sustainable bio-economy in the Nordic Arctic: Implications for regional development policy, Anna Berlina and Lise Smed Olsen

The Arctic is thawing! Is there a future for mankind? How can we adapt to new realities? Can research and innovation pave the way – Nordic solutions. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion – Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

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Also on 12 November:
13.45 – 14.45 PANEL I: Sustainable cities – challenges and opportunities, including Kjell Nilsson, Director Nordregio

Cities are changing and facing new problems and challenges: territorial expansion, growing energy consumption, emergence of social problems, scarcity of natural resources, excessive production of waste, as well as increase of environmental risks and risks connected with safety. New policies and initiatives have been increasingly introduced to make cities sustainable.

The event takes place at the Morrocan Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP22.

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