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Nordic Climate Policy

A Case Study on Efficient Policy Measures

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The Nordic countries are often seen as green both in terms of a good environment and being capable of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This report is concerned with the development in GHG emissions over time and with the policies that have been effective in the reduction path. The purpose of the description is both to highlight effective climate policies and to tell the comprehensive story of climate policy in the Nordic countries. The project is developed in partnership with the Open Climate Network, an international network lead by the World Resources Institute.

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Overview of Major Existing Policies

The overall policy framework in the Nordic countries is more or less the same, but implemented with national variations. There are also examples of instruments implemented only in one or two countries. The table below presents both policies, which are implemented in several or all countries, and relevant examples of policies implemented only in one country. In section VI, four cases are presented describing a combination of policy measures used to drive specific GHG reductions.

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