Working towards a better future

Our purpose

The development of sustainable tourism defines one of the focus areas of Iceland's presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2019. In that context, a number of projects are emerging through collaboration between the Nordic countries under the headlines Design in Nature, Clean Energy, and Nature Conservation. The Environmental Agency of Iceland, Iceland Design Centre, and the National Energy Authority of Iceland manage the projects in collaboration with Nordic partners.

Nature Conservation

The Enviroment Agency of Iceland

This project will focus on the management of tourism in national parks and other protected areas.

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Design in Nature

Iceland Design and Architecture

A selection of cases has been compiled in a Nordic Atlas. They reflect a broad range of design solutions and strategies promoting responsible engagement with and regeneration of nature.

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Clean Energy

National Energy Authority

Clean Energy is an industry-based project, seeking to gather input from key stakeholders in selected Nordic tourism sectors to identify a carbon-neutral sector.

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