Nordic companies and joint Nordic innovation projects have a proven track record of generating value and impact within the field of mobility. The Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program (2018-21) has paved the way, created collaboration and innovation, learning, inspiration - and showcase how Nordic co-operation adds value to both individual actors, Nordic business and society as a whole.
This demonstrates that Nordic businesses can achieve more, faster, and they can create greater impact through Nordic co-operation. It is about bringing together different expertise, technology and knowledge, about building on or combining the best from each country and build new "state of the art" mobility solutions.
Transport currently accounts for a quarter of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a quarter of the total emissions in the Nordic region (including international transport). Moving towards more sustainable transport means that future mobility must engage the citizens, providing them with more accessible, affordable, healthier, and greener alternatives. Likewise, the business community must be engaged as development and commercialization of green mobility solutions is essential for the shift to happen.
The program is one of eight initiatives launched by the five Nordic ministers of trade and industry. The initiatives represent a determined advance towards a stronger and more sustainable Nordic region and support the vision for the Nordic region to be the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.
The aim of the Nordic Green Mobility program is to make the Nordic region leading in green mobility. The Nordic Green Mobility program will contribute to speeding up the transition to sustainable mobility in the Nordics and to changing the way people and goods move through collaborative innovation initiatives. The overall objective of the program is to reduce – and in the long-term perspective eliminate – the negative effects of the mobility systems, including the Nordic maritime sector, while at the same boosting competitiveness. Decarbonizing will play a major role in this.
Societal level: Sustainable, secure, energy-efficient and decarbonized mobility. Objective: Reduce – and in the long-term perspective eliminate - the negative effects of today’s mobility systems on the environment and the climate.
Individual level: Seamless, integrated and people-centric mobility. Objective: To enhance quality of life, accessibility, flexibility and create value for people. Reduce – and in the long-term perspective eliminate – the negative effects of today’s mobility systems, not least on people’s health.
The Nordic countries will not achieve transformative change by acting alone. A Nordic approach to a green mobility will support and contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 Agenda and work to strengthen the ambitions of EU Green Deal. It will also allow for ecosystem partners to take part in the Horizon Europe missions “Climate-neutral and smart cities” and “Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation.
Transport is part of the larger mobility ecosystem. It is essential that green transport is understood in a broad sense, speeding up the transition to more sustainable and connected mobility in the Nordic region. The aim is to transform the mobility system, changing the way people and goods move through innovative green mobility solutions.
- A Nordic Innovation Mobility Mission for decarbonizing Nordic shipping/maritime industry.
- A Nordic Innovation Mobility Mission for decarbonizing Nordic aviation
- Design the future of mobility – Nordic Mobility 2050.