The Nordics keep leading positions in mobilising climate finance, says Peer Stiansen of the Nordic group for climate negotiations. The group's report shows where the Nordics can make a difference in green financing.
Freight transport is of particular concern for the Nordic countries when it comes to the carbon reduction targets. The countries are to align rules to speed up “greening” the road freight.
"By 2030, we will need 50% more food, 45% more energy and 30% more water. An advanced bioeconomy will ensure sustainable economic growth in the decades to come", writes Hörður G. Kristinsson, chairman of the Nordic Bioeconomy Panel, in his column.
A tunnel across the Gulf of Finland? It may sound futuristic. Yet, the steadily increasing traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn can help shake off a great deal of scepticism.
Nordic energy markets accommodate for huge volumes of renewables and could be replicated elsewhere, says Svend Søyland, Senior Adviser at Nordic Energy Research.
“As long as the financing sector is not capable of transforming the climate risk into a financial risk, things will not happen”, says Mikko Halonen from Gaia Consulting at the COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco.
"The sustainability perspective for the long-term projects is a dimension in NIB's operations, which we regard as a seal of quality", said Minister of Finance Reizniece-Ozola at NIB's anniversary event.
"Today it is the most tangible institution of the Nordic–Baltic co-operation", said Prime Minister Sipilä at NIB's 40th anniversary seminar "Financing the Future" held in Copenhagen on 2 November. Here is the full text of his speech.
The Nordic region has a good story to tell about its sustainable development. In his column for NIB Newsletter, Sven Hegelund is presenting a report recently published by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Green Financing—the Nordic Way.
The marine environment of the Gulf of Finland is improving, particularly in its eastern part. Read more about research done by an international team of scientists in an interview with Mika Raateoja of the Finnish Environmental Institute.
A loan to the Swedish telecom company Ericsson will finance a research programme for the development of 5G mobile technology.
22 Dec 2017
A long-term loan agreement with the Swedish airport operator Swedavia AB will finance the construction of a new pier at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
21 Dec 2017
NIB's loan will be used for the renovation of university buildings in Ukraine for better energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
21 Dec 2017
Husqvarna AB (Sweden) (29 Dec 2017)
Swedavia AB (Sweden) (21 Dec 2017)