The report details how the Nordic countries can become carbon nuetral by 2050 and outlines the opportunities and challenges for the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to use their rich renewable energy resources to transform their landscape and economy.
The report sketches out pathways to carbon neutrality through changes in electricity generation and district heating, industry, transport, and buildings in the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Of particular relevance to BUILD UP:
¨Buildings are responsible for a fifth of the region’s CO2 emissions. Nordic countries already hold four of the top spots in global rankings of building codes, but only 1% of the stock is replaced each year, so the report recommends spending three-quarters of the necessary investment in buildings through 2050 on improving building shells. In homes, building codes stipulate minimum requirements for housing insulation to limit energy demand, and those minimums have gradually been tightened. Nordic countries also help homeowners to meet and even exceed, these requirements.¨ according to the IEA press release on this report.
More detailed information in chapter 6 Buildings in of the report.