Aim of the conference


An enlarged European Union has made closer regional co-operation on Nordic-Baltic energy issues more topical. All of the Nordic and Baltic countries are working on the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy regulations through EU/EEA and other international commitments.

To facilitate close and fruitful co-operation on EU/EEA related energy matters the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are organising

the Nordic-Baltic conference ‘Policy Challenges on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’ on 18 & 19 October 2012 in Tallinn.

Regional energy co-operation shall be proactive in relation to promoting common interests and key issues, including via exchanges of information on national best practice experiences and current energy policy initiatives.

The organisers aim to underpin flexible and open Nordic-Baltic energy co-operation that has three-fold output:

  • creating a good basis for raising international awareness on topical challenges in the Nordic-Baltic region;
  • facilitating the implementation of directives and regulations so as to advance smart growth and sustainable environment; and
  • contributing to an increased exchange of best practice so as to make the region a strong and active player in shaping the EU/EEA energy policy framework.

Target groups: civil servants, experts & politicians