Invitation to a Nordic Conference on Green Economic Growth

As part of the Norwegian chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2012, the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment will arrange a Conference on Green Economic Growth in Oslo on Thursday March 1st. 

The Conference, with broad international participation, will be conducted in English, and will build on recent Nordic and international work on greening the economy and on green economic growth.

The aim of the Conference is to discuss how to deepen and strengthen efforts to achieve greater resource efficiency and greener economic growth and development in the Nordic countries, and, in particular, how to follow-up both the EU2020 Strategy with its Road Map on Resource Efficiency and the report from the Nordic Prime Ministers’ Task Force on Green Growth.

The Conference will include presentations from UNEP’s International Resource Panel, from the European Union, on the Road Map on Resource Efficiency, and from the OECD, on the role of innovation in OECD’s Green Growth Strategy.

There will also be presentations based on the Nordic Council of Ministers’ own work on a Green Economy, including on the experience of the Nordic countries in greening their economies, on research and innovation policy, policies for promoting environmen¬tal technologies, and on economic instruments and on green procurement, environmen¬tal labeling and voluntary agreements. Two examples from greening industrial production in the Nordic countries are also included in the programme.

The Conference will conclude with a debate among five panelists and members of the audience, on how to promote environmental technology, resource efficiency and green economic growth in the Nordic countries.

The Conference will be open for and attended by participants from Nordic govern-ments, from Nordic committees and working groups on environment, economics and finance, business and energy, education and research, from businesses, industry and trade unions, the research community, embassies in Oslo and representatives from relevant international organizations.

The Conference is prepared and arranged, on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Develop¬ment, Mr. Erik Solheim, by the chair of the Nordic Working Group on Environment and Econo¬my jointly with the chair of the Nordic Working Group on Sustainable Consumption and Produc¬tion, acting for the Committee of Nordic Senior Officials on Environmental Affairs.   

Inger Johanne Wiese
Senior adviser
Norwegian Ministry of Environment
Committee of Nordic Senior Officials
on Environmental Affairs
e-mail: 
Telephone: + 47 22 24 57 41

Øyvind Lone
Senior adviser
Norwegian Ministry of Environment
Chair, Nordic Council of Ministers’
Working Group on Environment and Economy
e-mail: 
Telephone: + 47 22 24 57 52

Bente Næss
Senior adviser
Norwegian Ministry of Environment
Chair, Nordic Council of Ministers’
Working Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production
e-mail: 
Telephone: + 47 22 24 58 45
 
There is no registration fee, but we reserve the right to limit the numbers of participants from each organization, due to limitations of space.
Registrations should be made by February 10, to this address:

Ms. Hanne Streater, Vista Analysis
e-mail to:
Telephone: + 47 920 95 338

In your reply to this invitation, please include the following:

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Three reasonably-priced hotels in the vicinity (all certified by the Nordic Swan eco-label) are: 

Scandic Vulkan Hotel
Maridalsveien 13A, 0175 Oslo
Phone: +47 21 05 71 00
Email:

Rica Oslo Hotel
Nr 1 Europarådets Plass, 0154 Oslo
Phone: +47 23 10 42 00
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Scandic Hotel Byporten
Jernbanetorget 6, 0154 Oslo
Phone: +47 23 15 55 00
Email:  

 

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