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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.


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

Maria Kjetså

Maria Kjetså (Norway)

Maria Kjetså is an advisor and researcher at the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen)...

Melanie Kirby

Melanie Kirby (US)

Professional apiculturist Melanie Kirby has been keeping bees since 1997, when by chance...

Bård Vegar Solhjell

Bård Vegar Solhjell (Norway)

Bård Vegar Solhjell is Director-General of the Norwegian Agency for Development...

Gabriela Bucher

Gabriela Bucher (Colombia)

Gabriela Bucher is Executive Director of Oxfam International, a global network of NGOs...

girl be heard

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...



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.