Lapland Green Deal project was done to set a common framework supporting the region to shift towards a more sustainable and smarter low-carbon economy
The aim was to use co-creation in building a roadmap that engages and empowers different industries, sectors, and actors to support the Green Transition in Lapland. Sets of common goals for future measures to support Green Transition and jointly agreed actions will be included in the regional strategic programs. The roadmap will also set the ground for implementing the structural programs in the region. The roadmap was developed based on the shared interest and commitment of key sectors, industries, and their actors and by making use of existing networks, clusters, and projects.
Regional Council of Lapland invited regional stakeholders to act to support the goal of Green Transition and voluntary agreements on Green Transition. Focus was on the sectors such as the energy transition and transport systems and to utilise the opportunities related to digitalisation and circular economy. Digitalisation is promoting and enabling the solutions fostering Green Transition–twin transition.
Lapland Green Deal development areas are focusing to support and develop
• carbon neutral economy
• energy transition
• low-emission transport and accessibility
• the nature protection and sustaining the nature biodiversity
• climate wise and responsible forest utilisation
• sustainable tourism a competitive force
• circular economy solutions
• local agrifood encouraging sustainability

Resources needed

Resources needed are not yet planned in detail. Regional Council of Lapland has recruited one person, expert of sustainable development, as a result of the action. Also, regional cooperation group that works on legal grounds, has established a section of Green Transition that is supporting the work.

Evidence of success

The project increased the regional capacity to develop and put into action concrete measures to gain an impactful green and digital transition.
The implementation and monitoring of the roadmap into the practise are supported by nominated Green deal ambassadors and regional Green deal working group involving regional ecosystem actors such as regional and local authorities, policymakers, clusters, companies, education and RDI organisations.

Potential for learning or transfer

Lapland Green Deal is an example about:
• good inclusive governance practise engaging and empowering the regional stake-holders
• a well implemented co-creation process evolving different kind of stakeholders joining to common dialog and challenge solving
• interpretation of the green and digital transition in order to create common under-standing

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Main institution
Regional Council of Lapland
Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi, Finland (Suomi)
Start Date
June 2020
End Date
June 2021


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