Nordic Opportunities to Provide Leadership in the Global Climate Action Agenda

International Cooperative Climate Initiatives with Major Upscaling and Impact Potentials

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The Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA) covers a wealth of cooperative action between governments, cities, businesses, non-governmental organisations and citizens. Non-state climate initiatives under the GCAA represent a key means to rapidly bridge the gaps in current climate action. This report identifies some 300 international cooperative initiatives worldwide, noting Nordic stakeholders among the most active participants within these initiatives. The analysis recommends continued Nordic support for initiatives with strong commitments to effective and transparent action. It also filters out 7 mitigation, adaptation and/or finance related initiatives of particular interest for Nordics. They are well aligned with the 2019 Declaration on Nordic Carbon Neutrality by the Nordic prime ministers and represent major opportunities for accelerated climate action - also within Nordic countries.



Opportunities for Nordic leadership

The Nordic countries and/or Nordic stakeholders are participating in numerous ICIs, among other by showing political leadership, by providing finance, contributing to capacity building and sharing of best practices, and by providing technical support. The analysis confirms that the Nordics are increasingly active in numerous ICIs. The analysis does not provide a basis to suggest that the Nordics should for any particular reason pull out from currently active initiatives.


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