Ocean, Air and Artic Issues

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 does it mean to innovate from old food traditions?

  • Ayhan Aydin, Meal ecologist at Nordisk Matutveckling

Ayhan is working with food innovation and his interdisciplinary practice consists of projects that consider art, science and food. Join us for this lunch talk where we’ll get the insides on culinary diversity and the making of his prize-winning tempeh from Swedish fava beans.

Taste the transition - Lunch talks

10 lunch-talks will take place at Norrsken House 2-13 December, featuring visionaries and solutionists who are bringing a new perspective on how to accelerate a transformation for more sustainable and healthy diets. Join us to meet the new voices for a delicious disruption in food.

There are limited seats for the events, so hurry to make sure you get a chance to meet your favorite speaker!

Hosted by Nordic Food Policy Lab, Nordic Council of Ministers

15.30-16.45 The Ocean – part of our problems and solutions: Nordic views on climate, ocean and cryosphere? - STREAMS LIVE

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid
In October 2019 the Nordic Ministers for Environment and Climate signed a declaration that will deepen the Nordic co-operation on oceans and climate; at the event Nordic ministers, young people, policymakers and representatives of the scientific community and Indigenous Peoples will continue to discuss the implications of climate change to the Nordic Region and the oceans, including possible solutions.
Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway
Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair IPCC WGII and section head at Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Marine and Polar Research
Lisa Koperqualuk, Inuit Circumpolar Council
Helen Ågren, Ambassador for the Oceans, Sweden
Marianne Olsen, The Nordic Oceans and Climate group
Sam Dupont, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and member of the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Sustainable and Resilient Aquatic Production
Anna Madlener, Masters student at KTH Stockholm in Robotics
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18.00-18.30 Briefing - STREAMS LIVE

We open the backdoor and you get the last updates from the UN Climate negotiations.

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Environment Minister, Iceland
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18.30-19.30 REARCTIC THINK&TALK | Creating a Culture for Bold Climate Actions - STREAMS LIVE

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

Join us for a special opportunity at this global premiere event, providing a different kind of seminar experience that creates an interactive dialogue between participants sharing ideas about the Arctic and Climate Action perspectives, with a special preview of the REARCTIC architectural projection show on the Oslo Opera House in 2020.

Panelists in Stockholm:

  • Marcus Carson is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Insitute (SEI) and associate professor of Sociology
  • Katarina Inga is Research Associate at Stockholm Environment Insitute (SEI Headquarters – Governance and Institutions Unit)
  • Amanda Mide-Andersen is a Master Student in Climate Change Management in Norway

Moderators: Alexander Telje and Heidi Helgestad

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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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