10 low-carbon solutions for Estonia from Green to Scale

Join us to hear 10 low-carbon solutions for Estonia on Monday 30 April at the Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn from 10am to 2pm.

The seminar, to be opened by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Ms Kadri Simson, will discuss the results and findings of the Nordic Green to Scale 2 project aiming to highlight the proven solutions from exiting fossil fuel-based economies and transitioning to low-carbon societies. After lunch, Dr Michael Lazarus, Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute US centre (SEI US) and Georgia Piggot from SEI US will provide examples of phasing out fossil fuels globally and in the US, as well as comment on the political economy regarding the transition.

Green to Scale is a series of analysis projects that have highlighted the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions. Nordic Green to Scale 2 zooms in on selected countries, analysing the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions in two regions: the Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine in Europe; and Kenya and Ethiopia in East Africa. For both groups, ten different solutions particularly promising for the region have been selected out of the ones included in the previous studies.

The analysis covers the emission reduction potential, costs and savings as well as co-benefits of scaling up the selected solutions. In addition, the study looks at the country-specific circumstances for implementing the solutions, including providing policy recommendations tailored to the needs of each country.

The results of the analysis for Estonia are released in this event. The event focuses on reflecting the key findings of the analysis to local conditions in Estonia, and discussing the analysis-based policy recommendations and investment and business opportunities arising for Estonia from scaling up effective low-carbon solutions. The event is organised by SEI Tallinn and Sitra, in co-operation with the Nordic Council of Ministers Estonia Office and Nordic Investment Bank.

The seminar will be held in English.

Register for the event here by 23 April.

Programme:

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 Focus on Estonian Energy Strategy up to 2030
Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Greeting by Kirsti Narinen, Ambassador of Finland in Estonia
Green to Scale project – main findings
Oras Tynkkynen, Sitra (Finland) and Lauri Tammiste, SEI Tallinn (Estonia)
Comments and discussion of the results
Timo Tatar, Head of Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Meelis Münt, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of the Environment of Estonia
Address by Gunnar Okk, Nordic Investment Bank
Panel discussion – How to speed up the investment into low-carbon solutions in Estonia
Gunnar Okk, Nordic Investment Bank, Maria Hääl, Alexela Group (TBC), Kalle Kiigske, 4Energia, Michael Lazarus, SEI US
 12.00 Lunch
12.45 Key issues in global phasing out of fossil fuels
Michael Lazarus, SEI US
Political economy of phasing out the fossil fuels
Georgia Piggot, SEI US
Concluding remarks
Lauri Tammiste, SEI Tallinn

Welcome!

Project partners

Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) has included Green to Scale in its Prime Ministers’ Initiative and NCM Climate and Air Pollution group has served as the advisory council for the project. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra hosts the project secretariat. CONCITO (Denmark), CICERO (Norway) and University of Iceland have been represented in the steering group. The work was carried out by a consortium led by SEI Tallinn Centre.

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