EIT Climate-KIC to Head Pan-Nordic Cooperation on Wood in Construction

Climate-KIC Nordic has been chosen by the Swedish Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers to establish and run a Nordic Secretariat for Wood in Construction. The secretariat will be charged with expanding pan-Nordic cooperation to promote the use of wood in the building industry to help the Nordic countries achieve the goals set forward in the Agenda 2030 specifically within sustainable cities and sustainable production and consumption.

The Swedish Government will hold the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers for 2018. One of their focus areas for the Presidency is to promote sustainable solutions within buildings. They wish to support this agenda with the Wood in Construction initiative .

The Climate-KIC secretariat will be a pan-Nordic cooperation creating a knowledge sharing platform with the overall objective of increasing Nordic cooperation between, cities, academia and the private sector. It will moreover work to promote the development of the use of wood in construction through innovation, development, digitization, demonstration, new design and exports.

The project will run over three years commencing in January 2018 with a total budget of EUR 800K (DKK 6M). As it ties into many of Climate-KICs current and planned activities, the ambition is to leverage the initial funding with more project specific funding to grow the secretariat into a platform gathering all Nordic countries’ current activities and initiatives within wood in construction, that can be profiled internationally. We will revert with additional information once the activities and the roadmap for the initiative have been agreed upon.

In parallel to the Climate-KIC Nordic led Secretariat for Wood in Construction, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (ArkDes) has received funding to further develop SUSTAINORDIC – a network for sustainable design, architecture and city development highlighting the most innovative Nordic examples within sustainability. Both Climate-KIC Nordic and ArkDes sees great potential for collaboration across their two platforms.

Please have a look at the project website to read more about updates, stories and news.

For further information or input on ideas, contacts, and link to relevant projects that we should include in this three year long journey please contact Anders Vestergaard-Jensen.

 

 
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