This panel discussion is arranged in celebration of the Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities report which showcases successful green city solutions implemented across five Nordic countries. By making existing scalable climate solutions known we hope this report can strengthen Nordic leadership in climate action and support a better and wider use of existing climate solutions, thereby helping cities implement their climate pledges.

Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities project shows how far emissions can be reduced if already existing solutions were implemented more widely across Nordic countries. It presents an analysis of co-benefits, enablers and barriers, and policy recommendations.

We are delighted to host Saara Vauramo Program Director of Lahti Green Capital 2021, Mariko Landström Climate Solutions Specialist from Sitra, Josephine Nellerup, Urban Strategist at Malmö Stad, Anna Denell, Sustainability Director at Vasakronan, and Karin André, Research Fellow at SEI.

Agenda

13:00 Welcome by Oliver Johnson, Head of Unit Climate, Energy and Society at SEI

13:10 Presentation of Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities report by Mariko Landström, Specialist, Climate Solutions, Sitra

13:30 Panel discussion with Q&A moderated by Oliver Johnson, with panelists including Saara Vauramo Program Director, City of Lahti (European Green Capital 2021), Finland, Josephine Nellerup, Urban Strategist at Malmö Stad, Anna Denell, Sustainability Director at Vasakronan, and SEI Research Fellow Karin André.

14:30 Fika and mingle

The event and report will be in English. An executive summary will be provided in Swedish. This event will be live-streamed. If you cannot attend in person you can join online.

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Starting at 13:00 on Wednesday 27 November, this event will be available to watch online. Sign up to watch the live stream by using the “Register now” button above.

Project History

The project Green to Scale has been highlighting the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions since 2015. Starting by looking at 17 solutions from five different sectors, both from the global North and South, and later in 2016 focusing on 15 Nordic solutions ranging from wind power to electric vehicles.

Since 2016, the Nordic Green to Scale project led by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, has studied climate solutions and their impacts on communities and the environment. In its latest phase – Nordic Green to Scale for Cities – the project focuses on climate solutions in Nordic cities and municipalities. With around 70% of global CO2 emissions coming from cities, cities can be major game changers and drivers of ambitious climate action.