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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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Slowing down fashion

Will it soon be cooler to rent, swap or buy secondhand clothes than to fanatically follow...
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Duty to Inspire

Duty to Inspire

Do countries that have a positive global impact have a special responsibility to share...
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The Nordic way to peace

The Nordic way to peace

Does a tiny cluster of islands on the border between Sweden and Finland hold the key to...
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Play for a green world?

Play for a green world?

Can we game our way to a sustainable future? There are now more than 2.6 billion active...
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A green forest of selfies

A green forest of selfies?

Can we store data in plants? Sending an email, streaming a video, uploading photos to the...
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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.


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

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 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...

ane serreli

Ane Serreli (Norway)

Ane Serreli is a youth delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...



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.