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  • November 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm—December 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, will present during COP21 the flagship reports Green to Scale and Benefits of Carbon Neutrality in a Rapidly Changing Business Environment.

Green to Scale has been developed jointly with international partners in 10 countries and addresses the potential to scale up low-carbon solutions across borders. The report demonstrates that we already have the tools available to cut emissions – scaling up just 17 proven climate solutions could cut current global emissions by a quarter by 2030. The solutions assessed in the report range from industrial energy efficiency in China and cutting food waste in Denmark, to reducing deforestation in Brazil and using bioenergy for heating in Finland. The results of the project can help countries to meet, improve and go beyond their national climate commitments, and the same time lead to better health, more jobs and improved energy access. More information at www.greentoscale.net

The report Benefits of Carbon Neutrality in a Rapidly Changing Business Environment provides an extensive foresight analysis of global cleantech markets by 2050. The key megatrends identified include climate change, the future of energy, smart is the new green, the future of mobility, urbanisation and the future of infrastructure. The common denominator between these megatrends are smart cities. Identifying key megatrends and drivers of change, and analysing their dynamics and impacts is of paramount importance in order to find global climate solutions. This report also provides crucial information to companies in their quest for future sources of growth.

Event details:

Green to Scale – High-level event on green growth and low-carbon solutions

16:30–18:00 Monday 30 November 2015
European Union Pavilion, Hall 2B, Room Luxembourg, Le Bourget, Paris

This high-level event will discuss the potential of North-South co-operation in scaling up of existing low-carbon solutions across borders. Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, will present the flagship report “Green to Scale”, developed jointly with international partners in 10 countries, that demonstrates that we already have the tools available to cut emissions. The event will feature a high-level dialogue on green growth and low-carbon solutions. In addition to the dialogue, there will be a panel discussing how to reap the social and economic benefits of climate action.

Speakers include:

  • Lenita Toivakka, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland
  • Mikko Kosonen, President, Finnish Innovation Fund
  • Miles Austin, Deputy Director, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Mari Pantsar, Director, Finnish Innovation Fund
  • Oras Tynkkynen, Senior Advisor, Finnish Innovation Fund
  • Rutger de Witt Wijnen, General Counsel, Green Climate Fund
  • Matthew Arndt, Head of Environmental, Climate and Social Policy, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation


The next step – Leadership in cities and global actions

Saturday 5 December at 1 pm
Nordic Pavilion 

This event will be organised by the Nordic Council together with Nordic Mayors initiative. It will address the necessary actions needed from city leaders in the Nordics and globally.

Speakers include:

  • Frank Jensen, Mayor of Copenhagen
  • Jouni Keronen, Executive Director, Climate Leadership Council
  • Tiina Kähö, Senior Lead, Finnish Innovation Fund
  • Renat Heuberger, CEO, Southpole Group

More info: http://www.norden.org/da/tema/new-nordic-climate-solutions/cop21/events-1/national-government-nordic-cities-and-mayors-looking-beyond-paris/programme-flyer

 

Green to Scale: What Nordic countries can learn from the world – and what the world can learn from the Nordic countries

9:45 – 11:00 Wednesday 9 December 2015
Nordic Council of Ministers Pavilion: New Nordic Climate Solutions, “Blue Zone”, Hall 2B, Booth 65.
Follow a live-stream of the event online: www.norden.org/cop21/streaming

At this event Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, will present the “Green to Scale” flagship report, developed jointly with international partners in 10 countries, on the potential to scale up low-carbon solutions across borders. After the presentation of the report, a panel will examine more closely the intersection of climate change and competitiveness, basing the discussions on the experiences from Nordic countries.

Speakers include:

  • Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Finland
  • Ida Auken, Member of the Danish Parliament, former Minister for the Environment of Denmark
  • Luca De Lozenzo, Project Manager, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Oras Tynkkynen, Senior Advisor, Finnish Innovation Fund
  • Heli Antila, Chief Technology Officer, Fortum

 

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