Nordic Climate Forum for Construction 2021

Date:Monday, 27 September, 2021 Time:09:00 - 16:00

Welcome to the third Nordic Climate Forum for Construction in Reykjavik, 27th of September 2021

Date: Monday, 27th of September 2021

Time: 9:00 – 16:00

Join us in Reykjavik, Iceland for a discussion about harmonization of building regulation and low carbon emissions in the Nordic Countries.


The Nordic ministers decided in 2018 that harmonization of building regulation should be strengthened. This led to the first Nordic Climate forum for Construction in 2019, which became the starting point of an effort towards Nordic harmonization for low carbon emissions from construction.

The climate forum is planned as a yearly event for discussions with policymakers and stakeholders from industry, academia, and the finance sector.

Join us for discussions, debates, and exchange of knowledge on LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methods, data, tools, and policies.


Register here for the forum



9:00  Welcome – moderator Dr. Sigríður Ósk Bjarnadóttir, Green Building Council Iceland

9:05  Opening words – Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Minister for Construction and Housing in Iceland

9:15   On Time and Water – Andri Snær Magnason, writer

9:35   Oslo: How to reduce GHG emissions by 95% by 2030? – Heidi Sørensen, director of Oslo’s climate agency

9.55  Video

10.15 Coffee break

10:30  European Commission: CPR and Environmental Product Declarations (to be confirmed)

10:45 Status and current issues from Authority, Academia & Industry

  • Kristina Einarsson, Boverket, Sweden and Luzie Rück, Bolig- og Planstyrelsen, Denmark: Status and current issues from Authority
  • Jukka Heinonen, Professor in University of Iceland and Aalto University in Finland: Status and current issues from Academia
  • Björt Ólafsdóttir, Real Estate Developer and former Minister of the Environment in Iceland: Status and current issues from Industry

11:30  Implementation of Limit values in the Netherlands (online presentation) – Jos Verlinden, Director at the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Netherlands:

11:50  Introduction to Roundtable discussions

12.00 Lunch break (Grand Hotel)

13:00 Limit values in the Nordic countries – Matti Kuittinen, Senior advisor at Ministry of the Environment in Finland

13:20  Roundtable discussion 1: Limit values

14:20  Coffee break

14:45  Roundtable discussion 2: Limit values

15:30  Moderator: Summary and conclusions

16:00  End of program

16:00  Reception (Grand Hotel)

18:00  Dinner (venue announced later)


More information

Presentations from 9:00-12:00 will be streamed online. Link to the online stream will be available here (at this webpage).

The event will be held at Grand Hotel Reykjavík.

Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a first-class, four-star hotel. It has conformed to the official Nordic sustainability Eco-label since 2012.

The hotel has a special offer for participants of the Nordic Climate Forum 2021:

  • One adult per night, incl. breakfast: 19.900,- ISK
  • Two adults per night, incl. breakfast:  22.900,- ISK

To book a stay at the hotel please contact and let them know you are attending the conference. The offer is valid while there are available rooms.


As of June 26th 2021 no restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19 apply in Iceland. Travel restrictions do not apply to foreign citizens who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a prior COVID-19 infection that fulfills requirements set forth by the Chief Epidemiologist. Please seek updated information about Covid-19 in Iceland at the following links:


We look forward to seeing you in Iceland!


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More information about the Nordic Climate forum for Construction

Documentation from the forums held in 2019 and 2020 can be found below.




Grand Hotel
Sigtun 28
, Reykjavik
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