Northern Sparsely Populated Areas Network (NSPA)
Based on both common advantages and challenges, the regions of northern Finland, Norway and Sweden work together in the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) network. The 13 regions from the norternmost parts of the three countries share common circumstances and objectives and are working together to raise awareness of the NSPA in the EU institutions, to influence EU policy and to provide a platform for best practise.
The NSPA Bioeconomy and Energy working group has had a very active first year and will continue at the same pace in the coming months. The purpose of the working group is to influence the policy development of bioeconomy and energy at EU level, and to increase awareness and cross-border collaboration between the regions.
That was one of the main messages from the Arctic Infrastructure Conference last week. The conference brought together transport stakeholders across North Norway, North Sweden and North Finland in Kiruna to discuss current challenges and the future of logistics and infrastructure in the three arctic regions.
30 Maj 2022 NSPA position paper on the European Commission’s proposal for a revised LULUCF regulation
In May 2022, the NSPA Steering Committee approved a position paper on the European Commission's proposal for a revised LULUCF regulation. The NSPA supports the EU’s goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050 and recognizes the need for decisive actions towards achieving this. The NSPA supports a high-level commitment under LULUCF, which we consider a necessary regulatory tool for reducing climate impact.