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Here’s the paradox: To shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources, we need more raw materials for things like solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars.

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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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Big Tech’s threat to democracy

Big Tech’s threat to democracy

Do tech giants like Google, Apple or Facebook have too much power?
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Can art stop climate change?

Can art stop climate change?

What role can culture play in countering climate change?
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Profit with a purpose

Profit with a purpose

Can the UN Sustainable Development Goals drive businesses to help the planet?
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Food Choices for Change

Food choices for change

How can we fix the food industry and get more sustainable food products into our shopping...
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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.

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.

Erika Ingvald (Sweden)

Erika Ingvald (Sweden)

Erika Ingvald has led the Mineral Information and Mining Industry Division at the...

Keshav Parajuly

Keshav Parajuly (Nepal)

Dr. Keshav Parajuly is a visiting scholar for the Sustainable Cycles program at the...

Peter Handley

Peter Handley (Belgium)

Peter Handley is head of the Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials Unit at the...

Julien Bares (France)

Julien Bares (France)

Julien Bares is vice president of Tencent Games, the video games division of Chinese...

Kim

Kim Mouridsen (Denmark)

Kim Mouridsen is a professor at Aarhus University, currently working as Head of...

Živilė Mantrimaitė

Živilė Mantrimaitė (Lithuania)

Živilė Mantrimaitė is a climate and social justice activist from Klaipeda, Lithuania. She...

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.