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COP25 Live during Nordic Climate Action Weeks by Nordic Co-operation. All events are free of charge and open to the public, but some require registration (see program below).

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12.30-13.30 Lunch talk: What should we eat to stay within planetary boundaries?

  • Amanda Wood (PhD), Researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre

What is this EAT Lancet report on sustainable healthy eating that people talk about? Join us for this scientific lunch talk on why food is so important for climate change mitigation. You will hear from Amanda Wood, who worked on the EAT Lancet report and later authored a report on how we need to transform our Nordic food systems to live up to the EAT Lancet recommendations.

Hosted by Nordic Food Policy Lab, Nordic Council of Ministers

15.00-16.00 Sustainable finance - Nordic input and solution - STREAMS LIVE

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

What is the best way for the Nordics to reduce global emissions? What are the implications for sustainable finance?  The Nordic countries perform well in global sustainability rankings. The Nordic experience shows that it is possible to deal with environmental problems, while at the same time building competitiveness.  Nordic financial institutions have supported this progress by adopting the principles of Green financing at a very early stage. What are the next steps?


Kjell Nilsson, Director, Nordregio

Susanna Campbell, Member of the Board, Northvolt

Thomas Wrangdahl, First Vice President and Head of Lending, Nordic Investment Bank

Moderator: Jukka Ahonen, Head of Communications, Nordic Investment Bank

Host in Madrid: Pekka Morén, Co-chair (Sherpas) of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)
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16.00-17.00 Private Sector Engagement for Clean and affordable off Grid Energy Solutions in Africa - STREAMS LIVE

Joint event in Stockholm and Madrid

Did you know that almost one billion people worldwide still lack access to electricity? These people have difficulty even getting light to cook or read during dark hours. Not to mention charging their phones. In today’s world, access to electricity is one of the main preconditions of prosperity growth.
A new award-winning programme, Beyond the Grid Fund, has proven how a vision of scale with local solutions and an openness for exploring new ways of collaborating can result in innovation, break business- as-usual trends and bring us closer to realizing the sustainable development goals.
Experts from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) will together with private sector investors share their experience and look into how we can get further involved in global climate action, in a financially and socially viable way.

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
You can watch this live event on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

17.00-17.45 Networking with Nordic finance experts

Come and engage yourself in exciting conversations and expand your network with people who shares your interest in the climate.


18.00-18.30 Briefing Swedish Delegation and Civil Society - STREAMS LIVE

The Minister for the Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin, will host a meeting between the Swedish delegation and the Swedish civil society regarding the status and upcoming issues during the last week of negotiations. There will also be some time for questions. Will be held in Swedish.

Swedish Ministry of Environment

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18.30-19.30 Strengthened institutions for a sustainable climate – A global capacity building program - STREAMS LIVE

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

This program aims to support selected African countries to produce, analyse and use data for climate and urban policy development. An identified key challenge is how to ensure that individual capacity and commitment also becomes institutional. The seminar will, through a participatory approach, focus on ways of addressing this challenge.

  • Björn Svensby, Senior Advisor. Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Malin Kanth, Senior Advisor. Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jonas Allerup, Climate Analysist. Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bo Söderberg, Chief Economist. National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

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    Events are open to the public, but some require registration (see program above). Events are free of charge. Attend at Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57C in Stockholm.
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    About Nordic Climate Action Weeks

    Are you concerned about climate change and want to see some action? Let’s talk! From 2nd to 13th of December the Nordic Co-operation invite you to watch and participate in a wide range of climate events in relation to the UN climate negotiations – the COP25. Our mission is to create a backdoor into the COP25 and open it up for our Nordic citizens.

    The new vision for the Nordic Cooperation states that we shall become the most sustainable region in the world by 2030. This is quite ambitious, but if we can’t make it, who else?

    We have the resources, the knowledge, we have the political platforms and we have climate concerned citizens who demand changes. Let’s talk about how we can get there.

    Participate online or at Norrsken House in Stockholm – A backdoor to COP25

    You don’t have to travel to Madrid to take part in and get wiser about what’s going on when the world leaders meet to solve the climate crisis.

    You can come to Stockholm instead. We’ve invited experts, ministers, NGOs and last, but not least the climate concerned general public to Norrsken House in Stockholm city center. We’re also creating a virtual backdoor into the COP25 in Madrid. Experts and guests in Madrid will join us live in order to share and discuss their expertise and insights into the climate negotiations.

    The ambition is to open up the UN Climate negotiations to the general public and to:

    • discuss the biggest and most demanding Nordic and global climate challenges.
    • highlight Nordic Solutions to global challenges and their benefits for other countries.  
    • raise new questions and seek answers in order to catalyze climate friendly actions.


    Our partner for the arrangements at Norrsken House is Global Utmaning – an independent think-tank that promotes sustainable development within social, economic and environmental dimensions.

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