Our WP3 partner SUSTAINORDIC is moderating a debate on the Finnish Suomi Arena democracy Festival.
The challenges in the construction industry are obvious: Our built environment is responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions. During the global transition to net-zero, the industry needs to radically reduce the amount of carbon emitted from new construction, infrastructure and buildings while the industry is expected to grow 42% by 2030, driven largely by the demand for residential construction. The good news is that we know many of the solutions already, and something can be done about it!
With a series of dialogues at the Nordic Democracy Festivals, we will examine how we can start transforming words, knowledge and technical solutions into action. We will discuss the barriers that prevent us from transitioning to sustainable and circular practices in architecture and construction and we will identify opportunities for catalysing the necessary change.
The event invites architects, urban designers, decision makers, influencers and game changers and interested citizens to discuss perspectives, barriers and levers in the Nordic region that can spark cultural change and drive the necessary shift towards sustainable and circular construction that will form the carbon-neutral welfare society of the future.
Through inspiration from Matti Kuittinen, Senior Specialist at Ministry of the Environment, Tuuli Kaskinen, CEO, Climate Leadership Coalition CLC, Maria Karjalainen, Chairman, Föreningarna Nordens Ungdomsförbund (FNUF) and Dorte Bo Bojesen, CEO, Form/Design Center, we will explore perspectives around the role of design and architecture in driving the shift towards the sustainable, circular buildings of the future and look at how legislation and policy can support this. The dialogue is moderated by Mads Randbøll Wolff, Senior Adviser.
The event is organised by SUSTAINORDIC – Sustainable Construction Materials and Architecture
- Matti Kuittinen, Senior Specialist at Ministry of the Environment
- Tuuli Kaskinen, CEO, Climate Leadership Coalition CLC
- Maria Karjalainen, Chairman, Föreningarna Nordens Ungdomsförbund (FNUF)
- Dorte Bo Bojesen, CEO, Form/Design Center
Mads Randbøll Wolff, Senior Adviser
Date and Time
Ravintola Borg6 Eetu Salinin AukioPori, 28100 Finland
Participation in democracy festivals
Through participation in Nordic democracy festivals, work package 3 will map out the system around sustainable conduct in construction in the Nordics.
The focus will be on the role of governance and architecture in adopting sustainable materials and practices in Nordic construction and retrofit.
Read more about Work package 3 - Sustainable Construction Materials and Architecture here