Webinar about carbon neutrality: Climate action in the industry sectors in the Nordics
Theme 1: Overview of how the Nordic countries has developed sectoral roadmaps on behalf of the basic industries
At the moment extensive work is underway to increase the pace of climate transition in the Nordic countries. Sector-level roadmaps have been launched in several of the Nordic countries and in some cases by the industries themselves and other cases in cooperation with governmental agencies. We begin the webinar by sharing experiences of the work to develop these roadmaps in the different Nordic countries. How do both development and implementation differ between the Nordic countries? What is the status of the roadmaps in each countries today? What remains to be done?
Theme 2: How do we create markets for basic materials with low climate impact?
In the industry specific roadmaps that have been developed in the Nordic countries, several market creating measures have been highlighted as of importance when creating incentives for the climate transition. During this theme, experiences are shared from both the private and public actors who have worked in different ways to create markets for materials with a low climate impact.
When a business initiates investments to reduce emissions from its production, it implies that in vast majority of cases that the production costs will increase, especially if the initiative goes beyond what is required based on current legislation. In order to be able to motivate an investment in emission reducing measures, the individual business needs an assurance that the investment will pay off in the long run.
In recent years, both among private and public actors, it has become more common to set climate requirements on the products which have been delivered from subcontractors. When it comes to climate requirements in public procurement, it is today often discussed as a way to “lift the bottom”, thus creating incentives for gradual improvements in the choice of products, processes and materials.
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