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Will corona make us greener?

About the episode

Can the corona crisis push us towards a more sustainable life – even after travel bans are lifted and social distancing is just a distant memory? Or will countries and communities simply go back to business as usual? Nordic Talks asks a climate activist, the head of the European Environmental Agency and a former European Climate Commissioner if the pandemic offers a unique window of opportunity for fundamental change – or will Covid-19 put Europe's plans to go green in lockdown? 

“I am prepared to sit here and be dragged away by the police. Maybe even sentenced.”


- Ragnhild Larsson, Extinction Rebellion

This podcast episode features the following speakers

hans bruynincx

Dr. Hans Bruyninckx (Belgium)

Executive Director of the European Environment Agency since 2013. In 1996 he completed a PhD in international environmental politics at Colorado State University and for the past 20 years he has conducted research in more than a dozen countries, in areas including environmental politics, climate change, and sustainable development.

connie hedegaard

Connie Hedegaard (Denmark)

Former European Commissioner for Climate and now member of several boards and councils working with the sustainability agenda across public and private sectors. Connie holds a number of positions, e.g. Chair of the board for Danish green think tank CONCITO, member of the Board of European Climate Foundation, Chair of OECD’s Round Table for Sustainable Development and member of the supervisory boards of Danfoss and Nordex.

ragnhild larsson

Ragnhild Larsson (Sweden)

Climate activist in Extinction Rebellion in Sweden and producer of the podcast Klimatpodden, a Swedish podcast about the climate crises where you meet scientists, activists, entrepreneurs and other people who engage in the climate crisis in different ways. Her motto is: If not now, then when. If not me, then who?