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You can't see it, but you still breathe it in: Air pollution is an invisible threat to millions of people living in urban areas, and many lives are lost prematurely because of it.

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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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Lessons from Generation G

Lessons from Generation G

They may be too young to vote – but can the up-and-coming generation of climate activists...
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Beauty industry makeover

Beauty industry makeover

Let’s face it – there’s an ugly side to the rapidly growing beauty industry.
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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.

Louise Vogel Kielgast (Denmark)

Louise Vogel Kielgast (Denmark)

Louise Vogel Kielgast is an associate at Gehl, an urban design agency in Copenhagen. She...

Natalie Smailou.

Natalie Smailou (Greece)

Nathalie Smailou has worked at Google for the past nine years in many different areas of...

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Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen (Netherlands)

Professor Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen is Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health...

Leslie Shannon (USA)

Leslie Shannon (USA)

Leslie Shannon is Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia, where she investigates...

Elina Lidere (Latvia)

Elina Lidere (Latvia)

Elina Lidere is the 5G Innovation Lead at LMT, a Latvian mobile network, and is a 5G...

Sofia Elamson (Sweden)

Sofia Elamson (Sweden)

Sofia Elamson is an adviser at Nordic Energy Research, a platform designed to strengthen...

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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.