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Is there a Plan Bee?

Bees are dying out and that’s a big problem for us human beings.
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Ringing the bell for free education

Ringing the bell for free education

Education is a fundamental human right, yet only 70 per cent of children worldwide are in...
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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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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.

Liam Glynn (Irish)

Liam Glynn (Irish)

Liam Glynn is a Professor of General Practice at the Graduate Entry Medical School of...

Hilde Sandvik (Norway)

Hilde Sandvik (Norway)

Hilde Sandvik is a Norwegian journalist who currently leads the "Norsken, svensken og...

Peter Thisted Dinesen (Denmark)

Peter Thisted Dinesen (Denmark)

Peter Thisted Dinesen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen...

Brigitte Alfter (Germany)

Brigitte Alfter (Germany)

Brigitte Alfter is an experienced German-Danish journalist, a lecturer at the University...

Anne-Rachel Schiffmann (Switzerland)

Anne-Rachel Schiffmann (Switzerland)

Anne-Rachel Schiffmann is a director and senior architect at the New York office of the...

Sarah Ham (Canada)

Sarah Ham (Canada)

Sarah Ham is a student at Carleton University, majoring in English and History and...

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.