Proven low-carbon solutions available for countries to choose from.

Cycling in cities
People in Danish cities cycle more than almost anyone else in the world.
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Combined heat and power production
Finland and Denmark have achieved high shares of combined heat and power production.
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Buildings and households
Residential heat pumps
Sweden provides a noticeable and increasing share of its heat with heat pumps.
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Geothermal power
Iceland is a world leader in harnessing geothermal energy.
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Electric vehicles
Norway has the highest share of electric vehicles in the world.
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Onshore wind power
Denmark has achieved the world’s highest share of wind in electricity production and Sweden a very high growth rate.
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Side-event in Bonn stressed the importance of scaling up green energy financing
During the Bonn Climate Change Conference, the focus was also on scaling up green energy financing by swapping fossil fuel subsidies for sustainable energy solutions. On 11 May, the International
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Nordic solutions to tackle the climate crisis
This article has been published on the Norway and the EU website in March 2017.EU VP Katainen attended the presentation of 15 Nordic solutions for lowering carbon emissions, at Norway House in Brussel
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LaRutadelClima: Escalando en soluciones bajas en Carbono
”This article has been published on the La Ruta del Clima website in December 2016.” Oras Tynkkynen de Sitra nos comentan durante la Cumbre de Cambio Climático el trabajo que realizan “Escalando
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The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra has teamed up in 2016 with the Nordic Council of Ministers and distinguished institutions from all the Nordic countries to answer a simple question: how far could we go simply by scaling up already proven Nordic low-carbon solutions? The Green to Scale project has combined innovative analysis with active communication.


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- Nordic solutions can help solve global climate challenges, says EU-VP @JyrkiKatainen. More on #GreentoScale event…
RT @Bellona_EU: Norway a leading example on #electricvehicles - one of several attractive climate solutions! #GreenToScale #NNCS #Norden2017
RT @orastynkkynen: use fossil fuel subsidies to fund climate solutions, suggests Annika Rosing from NCM #GreenToScale #NNCS
RT @RonnaugSS: Impressive potential in the 15 solutions #GreenToScale 🍃
RT @NorwayEU: -We need to open up our eyes to new solutions, says @SDDecleve. Engaged panel from org, gov. & priv sect @ #GreenToScale #NNC
RT @RonnaugSS: #GreenToScale debate Emission reduction potential, investment needed. Constructive @jyrkikatainen in…
RT @NorwayEU: -By scaling up these solutions we can do miracles, says EU-VP @jyrkikatainen @ Norway House launching #GreenToScale report #N
RT @SitraFund: Next #GreenToScale event in #Stockholm 10 March focuses on bioeconomy with ministers @MikaLintila @AnnLinde


Green to Scale has been produced in co-operation with distinguished partner institutions. The first project was concluded with global partners in 2015, and the work has continued with Nordic partners in 2016.

Nordic Partners

The Nordic Green to Scale project involves distinguished institutions from all five Nordic countries, along with the Climate and Air Pollution Group KoL of the Nordic Council of Ministers:

  • Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), Norway, who conducted the technical analysis for the report
  • CONCITO, Denmark
  • Sitra, Finland
  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden
  • University of Iceland Institute for Sustainability Studies, Iceland.

Global partners

The global Green to Scale project (2015) involved distinguished institutions from around the world:

  • Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering, Brazil
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group
  • Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA), Mexico
  • Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
  • European Climate Foundation (ECF), the Netherlands
  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden
  • Masdar Institute, the United Arab Emirates
  • World Resources Institute (WRI), USA
  • Renmin University of China, China
  • UNEP DTU Partnership, Denmark
  • Sitra, Finland.