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Latvia: release of Nordic Green to Scale 2 in Riga
Join us in Riga on 30 May to learn how Latvia could benefit from existing climate solutions!

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

Programme

09:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Welcoming words
Olli Kantanen, the Ambassador of Finland to Latvia
Opening speech
Stefan Eriksson, Director of Nordic Council of Ministers Latvia Office
Introduction to the topic: scaling up climate solutions in Latvia
Irina Oleinikova, Director at Institute of Physical Energetics
Analysis release: Green to Scale: the potential of scaling up climate solutions in Latvia
Oras Tynkkynen, Senior Advisor, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Keynote commentary: Latvia’s investments in green growth
Arvils Aseradens, the Minister for Economics of the Republic of Latvia and the Deputy Prime Minister
Keynote speech: The role of the investments in scaling up climate solutions
Thomas Wrangdahl, First Vice-President and Head of Lending at Nordic Investment Bank
11:10 Panel discussion with
Evija Pudane, Cleantech Latvia Cluster
Julia Sundberg, Country Manager in Latvia at Fortum
Thomas Wrangdahl, First Vice-President and Head of Lending at Nordic Investment Bank
Oras Tynkkynen, Sitra
Closing remarks
12:00 Event concludes

See a video recording from the event here:

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, supported in Latvia by Institute of Physical Energetics.

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