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Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities

When 
Mon, 18/11/2019 - 15:00 to 17:00
Where 

Nordic House

Further information 
All welcome
In Icelandic

Around 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to cities and the everyday life of their residents. At the same time, cities are well positioned to create significant emission reductions.

The Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities analyses proven climate solutions from Nordic cities and municipalities, and the emission reduction potential of implementing the solutions more widely within the Nordic countries. The Nordic Council of Ministers has included Green to Scale project in its Prime Ministers’ Initiative Nordic Solutions to global challenges. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra serves as the project secretariat and University of Iceland is represented in the steering group.

At the event the Green to Scale for Cities and Communities report will be presented and Nordic climate solutions for Iceland discussed.

Mariko Landström will give her talk in English, other talks and the panel discussion will be conducted in Icelandic.

Live streaming from the event:

 

Speakers

  • Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources
  • Mariko Landström Climate Solutions Specialist at Sitra
  • Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir Professor at University of Iceland
  • Dagur B. Eggertsson the Mayor of Reykjavík City

Panel Discussion

  • Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources
  • Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir Professor at University of Iceland
  • Dagur B. Eggertsson the Mayor of Reykjavík City
  • Þorsteinn R. Hermannsson Director of Transportation and Urban Design at Reykjavík City
  • Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir Managing Director at Festa Iceland center for CSR, social responsibility and sustainability

Moderator Guðrún Pétursdóttir Director of the Institute for Sustainability Studies at University of Iceland.

Coffee and refreshments.

Live stream will be available via the Nordic House

 

The Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities analyses proven climate solutions from Nordic cities and municipalities

Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities