The governments of the Nordic countries have set themselves an ambitious goal – to turn the region into Europe's testing ground for clean energy and environmental technology. This includes adapting to climate change and limiting its effects; renewable energy; accelerating green economic growth; more sustainable organisation of traffic and movement of people; ensuring biological diversity; the green production cycle; and re-use of resources.
Politicians, experts and officials from the Nordic countries and Estonia are working together to determine shared goals in the fields of the environment, the climate and energy, primarily through meetings and conferences, but also through joint studies and analysis.
Undertakings in this field are expensive and their impact is far-reaching, which means that coordination and cooperation are vital – whether they take the form of environmental investments, support schemes for renewable energy or stimulation of the green economy. We support agencies and institutions working on climate, environment and energy issues in the Nordic countries and Baltic States as partners in such undertakings.
One of the main events for us in 2011, when we marked our 20th anniversary in Estonia, was the Rohevik environmental festival, which focussed on sustainable urban development, the way that people are used to getting about, wind energy and exciting new electric cars.
We also try to manage our everyday work at the office as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. We have adopted an environmental policy for the office in order to do that.
Find out more about cooperation between the Nordic countries on environmental, climate, energy and sustainable development issues here.