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will corona make us greener

Will corona make us greener?

Can the corona crisis push us towards a more sustainable life – even after travel bans are...
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ugly vegetables need love too

Ugly vegetables need love too

Food waste is a major environmental challenge. If food waste was a country, it would be...
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Kids and careers – let’s make it easier

Kids and careers – let’s make it easier

Nordic Talks heads to California and learns that many parents in the U.S. have a hard time...
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Putting sound to global challenges

‘Nordic Talks’ is a series of talks and podcasts 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.


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

Elçin Aktoprak

Elçin Aktoprak (Turkey)

Dr Elçin Aktoprak was an assistant professor at Ankara University's Department of...


Susan Liscouët-Hanke (Germany)

Susan Liscouët-Hanke is Associate Professor in Aerospace Design Engineering at Concordia...


Dag Falk-Petersen (Norway)

Former fighter pilot Dag Falk-Petersen is the CEO of Avinor, the state-owned company...

Tom Hall

Tom Hall (UK)

Tom Hall is best known for his work for Lonely Planet as an expert on travel and tourism...

Martine Jarlgaard (Denmark)

Martine Jarlgaard (Denmark)

Martine Jarlgaard works at the intersection of sustainability, technology, fashion and art...

Mathias Gredal Nørvig

Mathias Gredal Nørvig (Denmark)

Mathias Gredal Nørvig is the CEO of SYBO, the mobile developer behind Subway Surfers, the...



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.