Online conference

Nordic Climate Forum for Construction 2023, Helsinki


Join us for this year’s Nordic Climate Forum for Construction in Helsinki and online – the yearly event where Nordic policymakers and stakeholders from the construction sector and academia join to discuss and present current movements in sustainable construction.

This year’s Nordic Climate Forum for Construction is hosted by the Ministry of Environment of Finland, Aalto University and Green Building Council Finland. It takes place at the Ministry of Environment of Finland in Helsinki, but you can also join online.


10:00 Official opening of the forum

Key Note Presentation by Principal Responsible Investment Specialist of the Bank of Finland, Anna Hyrske

Opening words by the Finnish Minister of Climate and Environment, Kai Mykkänen

10:40 Session 1: Policies for low carbon construction

Climate Impact of Construction: EU policy overview & Q&A by Policy Officer in DG GROW, EU Commission, Philippe Moseley 

Whole Life Carbon Regulation in Finland and Nordic Collaboration by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, Kirsi Martinkauppi

Policy updates from Nordic countries and Estonia

Nordic Policy Overview of Whole Life Carbon Regulation by the Head of Secretariat of Nordic Sustainable Construction, Helle Redder Momsen

12:30 Lunch 

13:30 Session 2: Carbon budgets for buildings

From carbon budgets to limit values by Research Associate of KU Leuven, Dr. Martin Röck

Towards climate reporting of the building stock by Senior Specialist of Sweco Denmark, Morten Walbech Ryberg

Limit values: First experiences from Denmark by Specialist from the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing, Helle Redder Momsen

Panel Discussion: How can the built environment support carbon neutrality?

14:45 Coffee break 

15:15 Session 3: The business of carbon neutral construction

Market Outlook for Denmark by Director of the Danish Construction Federation, Anders Stouge

Market Outlook for Finland by Leading Specialist of Granlund consulting, Charlotta Nyholm

Market Outlook for Iceland by Project manager of green building Council Iceland, Katarzyna Jagodzinska

16:00 Closing Words

Greetings from the City of Helsinki by Deputy Mayor, Anni Sinnemäki

Closing Words By Dr. Matti Kuittinen of Aalto University, Maria Tiainen of the Ministry of the Environment and Miisa Tähkänen of Green Building Council Finland

16:30 End of forum



Time and place:

Time: 10.00-16:30 (local time)

Place: Aleksanterinkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland

Participate online at Nordic Climate Forum for Construction here


The event will be held in English.

If you are curious about what Nordic Climate Forum for Construction is all about, you can read about last year’s forum here