Some of the challenges that Nordic cities face - unsustainable resource consumption, pollution, segregation, challenges for health, safety and the environment - are not unique to the region, but found all over the world.
In the Nordic region, we offer high quality urban solutions based on our Nordic strengths such as good governance, public-private partnerships, environmental and social consciousness as well as openess to test new technologies.
Nordic City Solutions is a public-private platform facilitated by the Nordic Trade Promotion Organizations in order to share specific business expertise in healthy, resilient and smart cities in three major markets around the world:
- North America
The goal is for Nordic businesses to help cities in these export regions become more sustainable through local engagement of cities by the Nordic trade promotion organizations and Nordic companies to help solve like-minded challenges.
The Nordic City Solutions project is funded by Nordic Innovation through Nordic Sustainable Cities to showcase and export Nordic solutions to urban sustainable development challenges.
Nordic Sustainable Cities is one of six flagship projects under the Nordic prime ministers’ initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges, which is coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Nordic Sustainable Cities received extended funding for a one year from Nordic Council of Ministers in total amount of DKK 2 million. Based on evaluation of the results, activities in North America and China continues in 2020, while the India part of the program is ending as planned.