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A woman's right to decide over her own body is a cornerstone of gender equality and sustainable development. But still, the female body remains a battlefield across the globe.

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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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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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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.

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

Szilvia Gyimothy Mørup-Petersen (Denmark)

Szilvia Gyimothy Mørup-Petersen (Denmark)

Szilvia Gyimothy Mørup-Petersen is Associate Professor of Marketing and Tourism at...

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...

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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.