Support for the Nordic climate proposal doubles

Some of the biggest Nordic businesses and cities have called on the EU and its Member States to align with the Paris Agreement by setting and agreeing new, ambitious climate targets.

The signatories of the proposal urged EU leaders to:

  • Set a target for achieving net-zero emissions at the latest by 2050 or earlier taking the IPCC findings into account.
  • Based on the targets, agree on a binding carbon budget for the remaining GHG emissions.
  • Revise and align the 2030 and 2040 targets with the net-zero target.

The recent IPCC report indicates that global warming of 2 degrees Celsius would be too dangerous and that we should not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius. The results confirm that it is even more important than previously thought to set and agree ambitious targets.

This has also been reflected in the number of signatories, which has doubled since the summer. There are currently 62 signatories (see below). On 21 November, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, representing about 15,300 companies, joined the supporters. The signatories welcomed the Confederation of Finnish Industries on board and encouraged other business associations, companies and cities to join.

If you want more information then please contact Nina Ekelund, Executive Director, Haga Initiative, nina.ekelund(at) +46735022464

Here is the most recent list of organisations supporting the Call for the European Union to update targets for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions:

  • 2050
  • Aalto University
  • ABB Sweden
  • Axfood AB
  • Bank of Åland
  • Borg & Co AB
  • Caverion Oyj
  • Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd
  • City of Espoo
  • City of Pyhäjärvi
  • City of Stockholm
  • City of Tampere
  • City of Turku
  • Coca-Cola European Partners Sverige
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries
  • Ensto Group
  • Fazer Group
  • Finance Finland
  • Finnish Energy
  • Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
  • Folksam Group
  • Fortum Oyj
  • Gaia Group Oy
  • Gasum Oy
  • HKScan Sweden
  • Helen Ltd
  • Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • Ilmarinen
  • JM AB
  • KONE Corporation
  • KRAV Ekonomisk förening
  • Kvadrat A/S
  • Lantmännen
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj
  • Löfbergs
  • MaaS Global
  • Micropolis Ltd
  • Neste Corporation
  • Nordea Bank Abp
  • OP Financial Group
  • Oy Turku Energia – Åbo Energi AB
  • Preem AB
  • Pöyry LTD
  • S Group
  • SEB
  • Sitra
  • Skanska Sweden
  • St1
  • Stena Recycling AB
  • Stockholm Exergi Ab
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • The Town of Ii
  • Umoe
  • Unilever
  • University of Turku
  • Uponor Corporation
  • Vaisala
  • Varma
  • VTT
  • Wärtsilä
  • Åbo Akademi University

Image:  NASA/JPL-Caltech


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