New report on municipal climate work published

Nordic municipalities can have a significant impact on creating a more climate-friendly Nordic region. This study gathers valuable information about climate change management in Nordic municipalities and gives a general view to the local climate work in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The study aims at recognising the success factors and needs for support in Nordic local climate change work. It is based on a web survey conducted between October 2011 and February 2012.

The study shows that Nordic municipalities are actively working for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Commonalities in the success factors and challenges are found in the study; however, there is no ’one size fits all’ solution, because the countries differ in many respects – the national framework conditions being the most crucial difference. Download the whole study report for free. The report is the output of the NordLead project, led by UBC Commission on Environment in 2011-2012 and partly funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.