Norway’s contributions to a greener economy
How can Norway contribute to a greener economy? What role can governmental programs and policies play? How can industry best be mobilized?
With its rich natural resources and strong technological and scientific clusters Norway is faced with a dual challenge: to use its position for value-creation and welfare to its future citizens, while acting on its responsibility to solving global energy and climate challenges.
In this section of the Technoport programme the speakers will share their views on possibilities for Norway to accelerate the transition to a greener economy, keeping the global goals for sustainable development in mind. Svein-Erik Figved from WWF-Norway will introduce the concept of Green Economy in Norway and consider barriers and opportunities within a Norwegian context. Nils Kristian Nakstad will present Enova’s role in promoting environmentally friendly restructuring of energy consumption and energy generation in Norway. Arvid Hallen is Director-General of the Research Council of Norway and will discuss science’s contribution to solving important climate challenges and the Research Council’s part in linking research and industry. Steinar Asbjørnsen from Statkraft will share the possibilities represented by green certificates and Statkraft’s investments in wind power in Norway, Sweden and the UK, as well as the “Research and Development” (FoU) program.
- Svein-Erik Figved: Senior advicer WWF
- Nils Kristian Nakstad: CEO ENOVA
- Arvid Hallen: Director-General, Research Council, Norway
- Steinar Asbjørnsen FoU: Senior Vice President of Innovation, Statkraft