Urban solutions to climate, nature, and biodiversity challenges. Photo by Tord Baklund.

The Green Deal and the Nordic Capitals: Urban solutions to climate, nature, and biodiversity challenges

Join us for our #EUGreenWeek Partner Event                                              

The Nordic countries are known for their green cities, full of accessible green and blue spaces, surrounded by agricultural land, vast forests and lakes. 

Nordic leaders fully support a European Carbon Neutrality target for 2050, and prioritise collaboration, especially regarding innovations that can be scaled up to global impact.

This event will share best practices and challenges from the Nordic capitals on how to integrate urbanism with care for biodiversity, nature, climate and circularity.

Target group: Cities, decision makers, EU policy makers, NGOs, research institutions etc.

A link will be sent to registered participants within a day before the digital event.

Please direct any questions to: ingvild@osloregion.org

Register here for the event.



10.00 Welcome by moderator Louise Coffineau, policy adviser environment and climate at Eurocities

10.10 Keynote by Benjamin Caspar, who works with the EUs biodiversity strategyand urban issues at DG Environment + Q&A

10.25 Creating and maintaining Urban Nature in Copenhagen

- Paul Maslen, Biologist in the Technical and Environmental Administration, Copenhagen Municipality

10.45 Climate adaptation and nature-based solutions in an urban environment

- Karine Hertzberg, Special Adviser for International Climate Cooperation, City of Oslo

11.05 Helsinki’s Roadmap for Circular and Sharing Economy

- Leona Silberstein, Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki

11.25 Presenting Stockholm’s new biodiversity strategy – making one of Europe’s greenest cities even greener

- Speaker tbc, City of Stockholm

11.45 Q&A session and closing remarks 

12.00 End

The organisers behind this event are Helsinki EU Office, Greater Copenhagen EU Office, Stockholm Region EU Office and Oslo Region European Office.