The Nordic cooperation about energy and climate contributes to a dynamic development and improves the competences and competitive power of the Nordic countries.
The Nordic cooperation comprises Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the three autonomous regions the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Aaland islands, and is among the oldest and most comprehensive partnerships anywhere in the world.
The Nordic cooperation on energy shall provide visible and sustainable contributions to solving the most important and most pertinent energy-political challenge that the Nordic countries are facing. It relates i.a. to fighting emission of greenhouse gases and ensuring future energy supply.
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The countries are furthermore deeply involved in international climate cooperation and try, just like in other environmental fields, to be a pioneer region. There are pan-Nordic working groups aiming at influencing international climate policy.
Read more about the Climate and Air Pollution Group
Current operation areas of the Nordic cooperation
The Nordic Ministers for Energy have decided to make a strategic radioscopy of the Nordic energy cooperation. The strategic radioscopy will result in a report containing exact action-oriented propositions of fields of cooperation with Nordic benefit and recommendations for the development of the Nordic energy cooperation on a long-term perspective.
Read more about the strategic radioscopy here
The Nordic Council of Ministers
The cooperation of the Nordic governments in the field of energy policy lies within the framework of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Business, Energy and Regional Policy (MR-NER), whereas the cooperation on climate policy lies within the Nordic Council of Ministers for Environment (MR-M). Representatives of the governments work together, under the two Councils of Ministers in committees of officials and a number of task groups.
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