On June 13th, 2018 representatives of Nordic businesses, the financial sector and NGOs called on the EU and its Member States to make the European Union Paris Agreement-proof, by setting and agreeing on new, sufficiently ambitious climate targets:

  • Set a target for achieving net-zero emissions at the latest by 2050 or earlier taking the IPCC findings into account.
  • Based on the target, to agree on a binding carbon budget for the remaining GHG emissions.
  • To revise and align the 2030 and 2040 targets with the net-zero target.

The initiative was presented in Helsinki Talanoa Dialoque event by Jorma Ollila, Former Chairman of Nokia Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell plc and in Brussels Talanoa Dialoque event the same day by Markku Markkula, First Vice-President, Committee of the Regions.

– The initiative is important and timely and received positive feedback in EU Talanoa Dialoque. European cities and regions will strengthen their actions in tackling the climate change, more pioneers are needed, says Markkula.

We have already received positive feedback from decisions makers, including Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President European Commission and former French Foreign minister and COP21 President Laurent Fabius, and companies who want to support the initiative.

For this reason, we have opened an opportunity for companies, cities and other non-state organisations to join the initiative.

Here is the link for the supporter page:


If your organisation would like to join, please send the permission to use the name of your company to any of the contact persons:

Jouni Keronen, Executive Director, Climate Leadership Coalition, jouni.keronen@clc.fi +358 50 4534881

Nina Ekelund, Executive Director, Haga Initiative, Nina.Ekelund@hagainitiativet.se +46735022464

Jarl Krausing, International Director, CONCITO, jk@concito.dk +45 29896600

Jon Evang, Communications Manager, Zero Emission Resource Organisation (ZERO), jon.evang@zero.no +47 93401382