Green to Scale: What Nordic countries can learn from the world – and what the world can learn from Nordic countries
Webcast here on 9th December at 09.45 CET
Climate change has gone from If to When to Now. There is a growing urgency and implementation of bold new actions on international and local levels. Climate change — and the actions to address climate change — will have profound consequences for competitiveness at the national, sector and firm levels. Rapidly expanding sectors marked by technological transformation create massive new opportunities for new jobs and investment. At the same time, climate impacts on supply chains, resource costs and operating reliability force industry to operate under dramatically different circumstances that can change relative competitive positioning.
At this event Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, will present a flagship report developed jointly with international partners on the potential to scale low-carbon solutions across borders. The panel will examine more closely the intersection of climate change and competitiveness basing the discussions on the experiences from Nordic countries.
9:45 Opening – Luca De Lorenzo, Stockholm Environment Institute
9:50 Keynote speech – Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment, Finland
10:00 Green to Scale: Low-Carbon Success Stories to Inspire the World – Oras Tynkkynen Senior Advisor, Finnish Innovation Fund
10:15 Panel: What can Nordic countries learn from others? What can others learn from Nordic countries?
- Heli Antila, Chief Technology Officer, Fortum
- Ida Auken, Member of the Danish Parliament, former Minister for the Environment
- Asbjørn Torvanger, Senior Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research
10:55 Concluding remarks – Luca De Lorenzo, Stockholm Environment Institute