Through the Sustainable Living programme, we seek to develop practical guidelines and tools for policy implementation and inspire to the necessary behavioral and cultural changes. In our quest to make sustainable living in the Nordic Region easier, we are building a body of knowledge – presented on this page. Access publications by the partners of the Sustainable Living programme by following the links below.
Youth as partners in the green transition
This policy brief is based on one of Nordregio’s Localising Agenda 2030 webinars. It highlights specific tools and processes employed by Nordic municipalities and NGOs to ensure systematic youth engagement and follow-up at the local level. During the webinar, municipal representatives from Gladsaxe in Denmark, Hafnarfjörður in Iceland, Tierp in Sweden and Korsholm in Finland presented their tested tools and insights, along with two Swedish NGOs: Future Minds and Youth 2030 Movement.
Healthy and sustainable food futures: Policy design for behaviour change
This brief outlines a range of interventions and measures that policymakers can implement within the Nordic food environment to encourage sustainable and healthy food choices. These interventions encompass strategies related to nudging and product design, as well as economic incentives such as implementing taxes and subsidies on specific food categories. By employing these policies, policymakers can effectively govern the food environment and facilitate a shift in consumption patterns towards healthier and more sustainable options.
The Green Roadmap
The Sustainable Living project Sustainable cultural experiences has rolled out a new green roadmap, aiming to set cultural institutions across the Nordic region on a path toward efficient resource use and achieving the necessary CO2 reductions by 2030. This tool is set to accelerate green development within these institutions, offering clear guidelines for action-based sustainability work at both operational and managerial levels.
NORDEN – en bæredygtig og integreret region? Statusrapport for Vores vision 2030
A report by the Nordic Council of Ministers, 2023
Climate, gender, and consumption
A research review by NIKK, 2022
Education for sustainable development
A report by the Nordic Council of Ministers, 2021
A list of other connected publications can be found here.
Towards sustainable consumption in the Nordic Region
Report by Swedish Environmental Institute for the Nordic Council of Ministers, 2021
NORDEN – A sustainable and integrated region? Baseline for Our vision 2030
A report by Rambøll Management, 2022