No one must be left behind as the Nordics pursue the green transition. This was the main message at the meeting of the Nordic ministers for the labour market in Reykjavik on 30 November. In connection with the meeting, a Nordic tripartite dialogue will also be organised around the theme of a just green transition.
A reliable internet connection is all you need to join in with COP28. All events in the Nordic pavilion are being live-streamed on Norden.org.
Nordic co-operation is putting art and culture on its programme at the UN climate summit, COP28, in Dubai. The Nordic pavilion will host discussions on the role of art in the green transition, the vulnerability of cultural heritage, as well as the need for independent climate journalism. In addition, Jessie Kleeman’s video work ‘Arkhticós Dolorôs’ will be shown on several occasions.
A reliable internet connection is all you need to join in with COP28. All side events in the Nordic pavilion are being live-streamed on Norden.org.
Human trafficking, tax evasion and illegal working – these are just three examples of cross-border crime that affects both individuals and society. Yesterday, the Nordic ministers responsible for the labour market decided to establish a formal Nordic-Baltic network to combat illegal working practices.
Artist Jessie Kleemann will be at the Nordic pavilion during the UN climate summit, COP28, in Dubai. Jessie, who has just concluded her critically acclaimed solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark will be screening her video work ‘Arkhticós Dolorôs’ (Artic Pain) and participate in the panel discussion on the role of art in the green transition.
Food is an important part of our everyday lives, but the food we consume is also connected to our health and the climate. At COP28, Finland, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nordic Council of Ministers are bringing together global leaders at an official side-event to discuss the connections between food, health and the climate.
On Thursday, the countries of the world gather for the COP28 climate summit in Dubai. The message from the Nordic climate ministers ahead of the international negotiations is clear: We must pick up the pace.
Did you know that people in the Nordic countries buy more clothes than the global average, with consumption increasing 40% over the past 20 years? Nordic collaborative campaign urges consumers to break up with fast fashion.
The influence of the tech giants on our democratic societies is a challenge in all the Nordic countries. Algorithms control the information that appears in our digital feeds, and the media landscape is changing rapidly. The Nordic ministers for culture are now intensifying their co-operation concerning children, young people, and civil society.
At the 2023 Session of the Nordic Council in Oslo, the Nordic Council adopted 23 new recommendations for the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic governments. Here are some of the decisions that were passed when all 87 parliamentarians of the Nordic Council met in plenary.
With more than 70 events, the Nordic Pavilion will be covering a wide range of topics on climate change and climate solutions. With the first global stocktake since the signing of the Paris Agreement as the backdrop, the Nordic Pavilion will be putting special emphasis on the region’s journey towards becoming climate neutral and presenting a vision for a stronger, better, and more inclusive society.
The Nordic Council is asking governments in the Nordic Region to establish a Nordic centre for nuclear expertise.
The Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers has held the first-ever informal meeting of ministers responsible for children and young people. The focus was on wellbeing, rights and digitalisation. The ministers agreed to continue sharing information about the challenges faced as well as potential solutions that would benefit children and young people throughout the Nordic Region.
This year, Nordic youth delegates will take charge of Nordic Talks at COP28. Over six events that will be broadcast live from the Nordic Pavilion, the delegates will invite guests to join them on stage for a personal conversation about some of the most pressing issues of our time.
The Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2024 seeks to make the Nordic Region safer, greener and freer and to help it become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world.
The Nordic finance and economy ministers held their annual meeting in Brussels on 8 November. The key topics discussed were inflation and productivity.
The Nordic Council’s committee for growth and development continues to fight for a new Nordic Council of Ministers for Transport. The committee is putting the pressure on Sweden, which is now the only country not supporting the proposal. The Ministers for Nordic Co-operation want to fund an analysis of the current collaboration format to make it easier to reach a final decision.
Peace and Security in the Arctic is the name of the Icelandic programme for the Presidency of the Nordic Council in 2024. The environment and gender equality are also highlighted in the programme, which was presented at the Session of the Nordic Council in Oslo. Bryndís Haraldsdóttir was elected as the new President of the Nordic Council, and Oddný G. Harðardóttir as the new Vice-President. They take office in January 2024.
The Nordic Region should take the lead in expanding offshore wind power without causing damage to local communities or biodiversity, according to the Nordic Council Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region.