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

Bioenergy for heating
In Finland a fifth of all energy is generated by burning biomass.
Read the solution
Agriculture and forests
Afforestation and reforestation
Costa Rica has been able to grow its forested area by two and a half times using ecosystem service payments.
Read the solution
Agriculture and forests
Reducing deforestation
Brazil has been able to reduce deforestation by about four fifths.
Read the solution
Agriculture and forests
Cutting food waste
Denmark has cut its food waste by a quarter.
Read the solution
Agriculture and forests
Low-carbon agriculture
Brazil has an ambitious programme to encourage low- carbon agriculture.
Read the solution
Reducing methane from oil and gas production
The United States has already realised 60% of the cost- effective methane reduction potential from its oil and gas production.
Read the solution


Keep up to date with the latest news from our project.

Ministers of Kenya and Finland call for urgent climate action
Ministers in Kenya and Finland are calling their global colleagues for urgent climate action.
Read the news
China Launch Of The Green To Scale Analysis Report
17 Existing Climate Solutions can cut Global Emissions by 25%A report by European think-tank Sitra, Renmin University of China and other leading institutions has found that the world can cut greenhous
Read the news
Masdar Institute and Finnish Think Tank Sitra’s ‘Green to Scale’ Report Highlights 17 Solutions to Cut Global Emissions by One Quarter
Middle East Launch at WFES 2016 Highlights Case Studies to Help Countries Achieve, and Exceed, Emissions Targets Set in Paris at COP21.Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 January, 2016 – The Masdar Institute of Science
Read the news


Learn more about existing low-carbon solutions, share your experiences and get inspired.


Download material, read facts about the Green to Scale project and access the press releases. If you are a journalist and are interested in keeping up to date with our latest insights, please get in touch.


Download materials produced in the Green to Scale project.


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.


Do you have a question or a suggestion for us? Or would you like to explore possibilities for co-operation? We look forward to hearing from you.


- 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.

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.