Nordic contribution to global goals

20161101 Ny logotyp. Nordiska rådets session i Köpenhamn 2016. Foto: Magnus Fröderberg/norden.org
20161101 Ny logotyp. Nordiska rådets session i Köpenhamn 2016. Foto: Magnus Fröderberg/norden.org

Two years ago, we joined leaders from all over the world and set ambitious targets for global development. At summits in New York and Paris, we agreed to halt climate change, eradicate poverty and reduce inequality.

Achieving the historic goals set in the Paris climate agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda will require much hard work from all of us. As part of our contribution, the Nordic prime ministers are launching the initiative: Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges.

We want to enter into dialogue and partnerships with other regions, share our good solutions with them and get to know about theirs. We all have a lot to learn, including here in the Nordic Region.

Decades of working together have helped our countries to enjoy economic growth, protect the environment and maintain our social values. We must keep up the good work. The Nordic Region is the most integrated region in the world. By working closely together, our countries were the first to succeed in decoupling economic growth from climate change. For almost two decades now, we have been reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, without negatively affecting jobs and the economy…

Read more : EUObserver, 29.05.2017