For Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype, the Baltic Sea is a new start-up and as with any other start-up, it requires bold, innovative solutions and complete immersion from the stakeholders.
Tougher environmental regulations and new technologies make Swedish municipalities keep investing in wastewater facilities. "A new investment wave will soon prompt a greater demand for innovation and financing", says Anders Finnson from Swedish Water and Wastewater Association.
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.
NIB will finance Eidsiva Energi's digital infrastructure projects in Norway during 2017-2021.
22 Mar 2018
A loan to Bergen–Os Bompengeselskap AS will finance the construction of a new section of the E39 motorway in Hordaland County.
15 Mar 2018
NIB has provided a loan agreement of NOK 400 million to the Norwegian dairy company Tine.
14 Mar 2018