Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
COP22 & Icelandic solutions for sustainability
Iceland leads two workshops, „One Earth-One Ocean“ and „Trolls Turned To Stone“ during the COP22, UN Climate negotiations in Marrakech on November 7-18, 2016. The workshops take place at the Nordic pavilion where New Nordic Climate Solutions are highlighted through a series of events and activities. The Nordic countries have joined forces under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers to present solutions for a greener future.
„One Earth-One Ocean“.
Ms. Hrund Hafsteinsdottir from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs leads discussions where the theme is the ocean leadership project “By youth, for youth”. The project aims to encourage young ocean leaders to drive innovative solutions for ocean conservation and climate change. Ms. Mary Frances Davidson, MSc, from the UNU Fisheries Training Program in Iceland explains how Iceland can empower future ocean leaders. More info
„Trolls Turned To Stone“ - Nordic Tale of CO2 Removal
Ms. Helga Barðadóttir from the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources in Iceland leads the discussions on how emissions cuts are a key to a low-carbon economy. Ms. Hólmfríður Sigurðardóttir, Head of Environmental Affairs and Dr. Edda Aradóttir, Managing Director of Research and Development from Reykjavik Energy and Mr. Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa discuss how Reykjavik Energy and collaborators have developed a safe, simple and cost-effective method of capturing CO2 from emissions and turning it into rock within months. Permanent CO2 storage must be urgently applied to live up to the Paris Agreement. More info
All events at the Nordic COP22 pavilion will be streamed. You can follow them live here