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Scaling up existing low-carbon solutions can go a long way towards closing the emissions gap.


The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra has teamed up with the Nordic Council of Ministers, distinguished research institutions and think tanks to answer a simple question: how far could we go simply by scaling up already proven low-carbon solutions?

Since 2015, the Green to Scale project analyses how existing solutions from sectors such as energy, mobility and transportation, buildings and waste, have uncovered a vast emission reduction potential both globally and in specific countries.

Implementing existing low-carbon solutions can take us a long way in tackling the global climate crisis.


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Download materials produced in the Green to Scale project.


Proven low-carbon solutions available for countries to choose from.


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Green to Scale has been produced in co-operation with distinguished partner institutions. The first project was concluded with global partners in 2015, and the work has continued with Nordic partners since 2016.

Partners in 2019

In 2019, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra serves as the project secretariat for the Green to Scale Cities project. The following organisations are represented in the steering group: CONCITO from Denmark, CICERO from Norway, Stockholm Environment Institute from Sweden, University of Iceland and C40 Cities. Nordic Council of Ministers has included Green to Scale in its Prime Ministers’ Initiative and kindly provided funding.

Global partners

The global Green to Scale project (2015) involved distinguished institutions from around the world:

  • Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering, Brazil
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group
  • Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA), Mexico
  • Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
  • European Climate Foundation (ECF), the Netherlands
  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden
  • Masdar Institute, the United Arab Emirates
  • World Resources Institute (WRI), USA
  • Renmin University of China, China
  • UNEP DTU Partnership, Denmark
  • Sitra, Finland.

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