A Just Green Transition in rural areas: local benefits from value creation

Rural areas can play a very important role in the green transition as far the majority of natural resources are located here.

There may, however, be a real risk that the rural areas end up working merely as instruments to national and international agendas and as engines for the urban areas without any real local benefits for the rural communities and rural populations. So, how to make green transition just for all parties?

This project analyses the effects on rural communities and rural populations by exploring the local value creation opportunities and challenges, from job creation (or preservation) and economic and demographic growth to social innovation, learning, community well-being and attractiveness. And how will policy support or prevent local rural benefits and local development? This project will add Nordic value through knowledge sharing – good cases and identified actions will be spread through the Nordics.