Nordic cooperation

Global cooperation

Nordic cooperation on energy and climate contributes to dynamic development, improving the competences and competitive power of the Nordic countries.

Nordic cooperation comprises Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, along with the three autonomous regions of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Aaland islands. The Nordic cooperation stands as one of the oldest and most comprehensive partnerships in the world.

Energy Cooperation

Nordic cooperation on energy provides visible and sustainable contributions to solving the most pertinent energy-political challenge that the Nordic nations are facing. It relates to combating climate change through reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring future energy supply security.

Read more about the Nordic Energy Cooperation

Climate Cooperation

The Nordic countries are deeply involved in international climate cooperation and strive to be a leading partner in the field of international climate change negotiations. Pan-Nordic working groups aim to influence international climate policy.

Read more about the Climate and Air Pollution Group

Current operation areas of Nordic cooperation

In august 2019 The Nordic Prime Ministers adopted a new strategy for the Nordic Cooperation based on the agreement Our Vision 2030. The vision of the Cooperation is to make the Nordic Region the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.

Read more about the strategy here.

The Nordic Council of Ministers

The cooperation of the Nordic governments in the field of energy policy lies within the framework of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Business, Energy and Regional Policy (MR-NER). The cooperation on climate policy lies within the Nordic Council of Ministers for Environment (MR-M). Representatives of the governments work together under the two Councils of Ministers in official committees of and a number of task groups.

Read more about the Nordic Council of Ministers


STRING is a geographical area and a political member organisation in Northern Europe. We connect cities and regions to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and implement integrated policies to deliver on United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities. Representing some of the world’s most innovative cities and regions, STRING has a unique opportunity to lead the way towards a sustainable future.

Our common vision, as outlined in the 2030 Strategy, is to create a megaregion because there is strength in numbers. Simply put, we are stronger together. To achieve this, we strive to be a globally acknowledged Green Hub and a leading implementer of sustainable infrastructure to combat climate change while improving the lives of our citizens.

Read more about the STRING project 


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