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Achieving gender equality in all aspects of society isn't just ethically right, it's also economically smart.

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Women, equality, and economic power

Achieving gender equality in all aspects of society isn't just ethically right, it's also...
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The future of work

The future of work

More short-term or freelance work. Less steady employment with fixed payments. The labour...

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Better air in the city

You can't see it, but you still breathe it in: Air pollution is an invisible threat to...
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Can 5G enable social change?

The rollout of 5G, the superfast fifth generation mobile internet network, is underway...
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Return to wood

Should more houses be built from wood? Yes, say some urban planners and architects.
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Consuming in a circle

Consuming in a circle

With the planet's resources being increasingly overstretched, the warnings are coming loud...
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Mining for the future

Mining for the future

Here’s the paradox: To shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources...
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Drenched in tech

As adults, we've gotten used to remote working and online meetings. But what about our...
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Putting sound to global challenges

‘Nordic Talks’ is a series of talks and podcast episodes addressing the biggest global challenges. 

Through conversations with some of the brightest minds in the Nordics and their counterparts from around the world we want to provide a space for contemplation and to share inspiration on how to take action on sustainability issues in our everyday lives. All Nordic Talks are dedicated to addressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) challenges.

 
NORDIC TALKS is brought to you by The Nordics, a project under The Nordic Council of Ministers.

YOU CAN MEET THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE IN OUR PODCAST

Thinkers and doers from around the world who are concerned about the planet we all share.

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Girl Be Heard (Global organization)

Girl Be Heard is an organization encouraging young people to start conversations about...

Thomas bustrup

Thomas Bustrup (Denmark)

Thomas Bustrup is Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director-General of the Confederation...

Ann Linde

Ann Linde (Sweden)

Ann Linde, a member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, has been Minister for Foreign...

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (South Africa)

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (South Africa)

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director...

 Maija Mattila (Finland)

Maija Mattila (Finland)

Maija Mattila is a researcher at the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation, a social democratic think...

Signe Jauhiainen (Finland)

Signe Jauhiainen (Finland)

Signe Jauhiainen is a senior researcher at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland...

NORDIC TALKS - SDGs

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All Nordic Talks are dedicated to addressing the SDG challenges. We want to inspire each other to act – for a better, more sustainable future.

In August 2019 The Nordic Council of Ministers set the ambitious goal for the Nordic Region to become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. Read the council's 'Vision 2030' here.