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Published October 9, 2019

Nordic green to scale for cities and communities - handout

How far could we go simply by scaling up already proven climate solutions?

We have solutions

Many cities and communities have already proven that various climate solutions work in practice. By scaling up just 14 Nordic solutions to the level already achieved in other places, Nordic towns and cities could reduce greenhouse gas emissions altogether by about 26 million tonnes of CO₂ equivalent.

They are feasible and attractive

While reducing emissions, climate solutions can improve the livability of cities and benefit people’s health – at low or even negative cost. Scaling up the 14 Nordic solutions could save the Nordic cities a total of 460 million euros.

Cities and communities can take the lead

Cities can be game changers and drivers of ambitious climate action. They are in a prime position to enable sustainable life for their inhabitants and they can implement new policies and solutions quickly.

 

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Publication details

Title

Nordic green to scale for cities and communities - handout

Subtitle

How far could we go simply by scaling up already proven climate solutions?

Place of publication

Helsinki

Year of publication

2019

Publisher

Sitra and Nordic Council of Ministers

Outlook

4 p.

Subject

climate changes, emissions, solutions, energy, transport, buildings, food, waste

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