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Green to Scale: Climate Solutions from Nordic Cities

Green to Scale: Climate Solutions from Nordic Cities

Cities are key players in tackling the global climate crisis. But what are the most effective and cost-efficient solutions for emissions reductions in cities and communities? How far could we go simply by scaling up already proven climate solutions?

Green to Scale is a series of projects that have highlighted the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions. In 2015, the project looked at 17 solutions from five sectors and around the globe. In 2016, Green to Scale focused on 15 Nordic solutions. In 2018, Nordic Green to Scale for Countries analysed the potential of climate solutions in several countries in Europe and Africa. Previous phases have uncovered a vast emission reduction potential at affordable costs simply using solutions proven to work and readily available.

The latest project, Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities, finds that if other Nordic communities implemented 14 selected solutions to the extent that their leading peers already have, it would cut annual emissions by half of what Sweden currently produces – and bring savings to the communities. Learning from the communities that have already deployed these solutions helps in removing barriers and allows us all to move further and faster.

The event titled Green to Scale: Climate Solutions from Nordic Cities focuses on summarizing and discussing the analysis and its key learnings. It offers concrete ways to accelerate climate action, introduces policies required to boost action, and showcases benefits and business opportunities that accelerated action can bring in the context of the Paris Agreement and the IPCC 1.5 report.

You’re warmly welcome to join this event!

Delicious catering, soft drinks and snacks, are served in front of the pavilion before the event.

Speakers

  • Júlia López Ventura, European Regional Director, C40 Cities
  • Rana Adib, Executive Secretary, REN21
  • Tuuli Hietaniemi, Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
  • Ernesto Hartikainen, Leading Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
  • Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson, Youth delegate to the Swedish Delegation to COP25

Programme

12:00 Opening and welcoming words
12:05 Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities: How far could we go by scaling up already proven climate solutions?
Tuuli Hietaniemi, Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
12:20 Commentary on key results
Júlia López Ventura, European Regional Director, C40 Cities
12:27 Commentary on key results
Rana Adib, Executive Secretary, REN21
12:35 Discussion on key results and lessons learned
Participants: Júlia López Ventura, Rana Adib and Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson
Moderator: Ernesto Hartikainen, Leading Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
12:55 Closing words
Tuuli Hietaniemi, Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

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