Nordic Climate Forum for Construction 2021

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.

Below are the recording from the 2021 Nordic Climate Forum for Construction that was hosted by the Icelandic building authority.

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Documentation from previous Nordic Climate Forum for Construction

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





Welcome: Moderator Dr. Sigríður Ósk Bjarnadóttir, Green Building Council Iceland


Opening words: Gissur Pétursson, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Social Affairs Iceland.

On time and water: Andri Snær Magnason, Writer


Presentation material Andri Snaer Magnason

Oslo: How to reduce GHG emissions by 95% by 2030?: Heidi Sørensen, Director of Oslo’s Climate Agency


Presentation material Heidi Sörensen


European Commission: Construction products regulation and Environmental product declarations: Tapani Mikkeli, Head of Sector, Sustainable Construction, European Commission, DG GROW


Presentation material Tapani Mikkeli

Status and current issues from academia: Jukka Heinonen, Professor in University of Iceland and Aalto University in Finland


Presentation material Jukka Heinonen

Status and current issues from authority: Kristina Einarsson, Boverket, Sweden and Luzie Rück, Bolig- og Planstyrelsen, Denmark


Presentation material Kristina Einarsson

Status and current issues from industry: Björt Ólafsdóttir, Real Estate Developer and former Minister of the Environment in Iceland


Presentation material Björt Ólafsdóttir

Implementation of limit values in the Netherlands: Jos Verlinden, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Netherlands


Presentation material Jos Verlinden

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


Presentation material Matti Kuttinen

This page has been developed as part of the project Nordic Dialogue Forum for LCA, climate and buildings.