FI SV EN

Nordic ministers to accelerate climate action

Government Communications DepartmentMinistry of the Environment 18.1.2019 10.44
Press release 19/2019

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen have invited Prime Ministers and Climate Ministers from the Nordic countries to Helsinki on Friday 25 January to strengthen joint Nordic action on climate change.

The aim of the meeting is to flesh out concrete steps towards a carbon neutral Nordic Region. Ministers will explore ways to enhance Nordic cooperation as well as how to scale up Nordic low-carbon solutions and meet global demand.

The basis of the initiative is the need to rapidly respond to the climate change by reducing emissions more and faster, as highlighted by the IPCC report published in October 2018.

During the meeting Prime Minister Sipilä will have bilateral talks with the Prime Ministers of Iceland and Norway.

Inquiries:

Jani Raappana, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, tel. +358 295 160 306
Taru Savolainen, Special Adviser to the Minister of the Environment, tel. +358 40 535 8622
Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications, Prime Minister’s Office, tel. +358 40 537 0733
Riikka Lamminmäki, Communications Specialist, Ministry of the Environment, tel. +358 29 525 0343
Johanna Kaprio, Chief Communications Specialist, Prime Minister’s Office, tel. +358 50 412 7506