Role of Nordic municipalities and regions in green transition

The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Danish Energy Agency are hosting a conference on “The Role of Nordic municipalities and regions in the green transition” which will take place over two days 10-11 November in Copenhagen.

The conference aims to present local and regional initiatives in the Nordic countries that can inspire other cities – large and small. The intention is, that the best examples will also be used for profiling Nordic solutions at COP21 in Paris later this year.

Participants will primarily be energy planners from municipalities and regions, but also local energy agencies, national authorities, NGOs and interested companies.

The conference will be opened at 09:00 Tuesday, 10th November by the Danish Energy Minister and Director of the Danish Energy Agency. This is followed by a presentation from Nordic Energy Research Director on global energy trends and major energy challenges in the Nordic countries. Thereafter follows an introduction to strategic energy planning at local and regional level in each of the Nordic countries. In the afternoon, a series of case studies of good practice energy planning in city / municipalities in the Nordic countries are presented. On the second day, Wednesday, 11 November, the focus is on the efforts of the Nordic capitals with respect to the green transition.

The invitation together with a registration form is available here.