DKK 250 million to a Greener Post-COVID-19 Business Sector
The five Nordic ministers of trade and industry have launched eight initiatives for 2021-2024 to help the economy recover in a greener direction in the wake of COVID-19. The initiatives will primarily be driven forward by Nordic Innovation.
The eight initiatives will make it easier for Nordic businesses to operate across borders and support the vision for the Nordic region to be the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.
The initiatives, which will run from 2021 to 2024 with a budget of DKK 250 million, were decided by the Nordic ministers of trade and industry 1 September and support sustainable solutions, circular economy, digitalization and innovation.
“The eight initiatives we have agreed on today exemplify how climate measures, the green digital shift, and economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis go hand in hand. These initiatives in areas such as circular and sustainable business models, green transport, and digitalization strengthen the Nordic region’s position at the forefront of green innovation and entrepreneurship, and thus contribute to future sustainable growth and new jobs,” says Simon Kollerup, Denmark’s Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, who is chairing the Nordic ministers for trade and industry in 2020.