Paula Lehtomäki, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, is going to take up a new role as CEO of Skogsindustrin rf, Finnish Forest Industries Federation. Consequently, she will leave her role at the Nordic Council of Ministers in September 2022, six months before the end of her term.
Stop supporting fossil fuels and get behind a new international law against large-scale environmental crimes! These are just two of the demands from Nordic and Baltic youth movements, which were handed over to and discussed with Nordic ministers for the environment and climate at a roundtable discussion at the Stockholm+50 UN meeting.
A new Nordic think tank will take a closer look at the tech giants’ influence on democracy in the Nordic Region and come up with proposals for solutions. The think tank, which consists of experts from the Nordic countries, is part of a broader effort by the Nordic ministers for culture in their joint work in this field.
What should be the role of the Nordic and Baltic countries in international climate work? Next week, representatives of young people from the Nordic and Baltic states will present their recommendations to the Nordic climate and environment ministers at a roundtable discussion in advance of the UN summit Stockholm+50.
The upcoming Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR2022) will deliver the most updated and comprehensive Nordic report on diet and health. This fifth edition of the guidelines will - for the first time ever - also fully integrate sustainability, with a major focus on climate and environment. At a webinar on 25 May, status and main events in the project will be presented. Everyone is welcome.
The biodiversity crisis must be resolved by way of a global agreement with measurable goals and clear requirements for implementation. That’s the joint message to the UN from the Nordic ministers for climate and the environment. They promise to increase their own efforts for biodiversity in the Nordic Region.
Nordic literature, theatre, music, film, dance, art, and design are currently drawing a great deal of attention in Canada. The Nordic Bridges cultural initiative is now in full swing. Led by Norway’s Minister of Culture and Equality, Anette Trettebergstuen, a Nordic delegation will visit Canada this week to meet with artists, those working at cultural institutions, and political representatives.
More refugees have jobs in Sweden and Norway, and they receive higher wages than in Denmark. More men than women are in work after living in their new Nordic country for a few years. These are the findings of a new report on labour market integration, which was launched on Monday.
Twelve works have been nominated for the 2022 Nordic Council Music Prize for their high artistic standard. These include albums with electronic music, folk and art music, as well as new concepts such as a flute nonet and a kinetic opera, which have all been produced by composers from the Nordic countries. The winners will be announced on 1 November in Helsinki.
What’s required for Nordic rural areas to be attractive places to live, settle and work in? The Nordic ministers responsible for regional policy want to know how young people in sparsely populated areas would answer that question. At the meeting, they also reviewed new innovative solutions that are emerging around the Nordic Region to safeguard essential services in sparsely populated areas.
Of the five Nordic islands surveyed, the most self-sufficient is Åland, and the least self-sufficient is Bornholm. The degree of self-sufficiency is important for crisis preparedness and for thriving rural areas – but what does it mean for sustainability? This issue is being investigated in a new report.
Although the judicial system is inherently conservative, the Nordic courts have been gradually modernizing and incorporating digital technology within the last decade or so. Denmark is ahead of other Nordic countries in the digitalization of the courts, but has still a lot to learn from the Baltic countries, Estonia and Latvia, who got a kick-start following their independence in the early nineties.
The conditions for the free role of art are crucial for a democratic society. As a pioneering region, the Nordic countries must raise this issue internationally at a time when values such as these are under pressure. That was the message from the Nordic ministers for culture at their first ministerial meeting of the year in Oslo on Wednesday.
De nordiske klima- og miljøministrene har blitt enige om at landene sammen skal arbeide for å etablere grønne korridorer for utslippsfri skipsfart mellom havner i Norden.
De nordiske landene tar felles ansvar for regionens arbeid i internasjonale forhandlinger. På et møte i Oslo i dag diskuterte ministrene blant annet Glasgow Climate Pact, en felles vei fram mot COP27, det nordiske lederskapet i forhandlingene om en global avtale mod plastforurensning, COP15 og Nordens bidrag til å innfri Clydebank-deklarasjonen: etablering av grønne skipsfartsruter i Norden.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has issued a call for interested parties to submit tenders for the prestigious assignment of recruiting the next Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Secretariat.
We are proud to announce that Nordic Talks has been named as one of the finalists in the Danish Design Awards 2023, in the category “Message Understood”.
The Nordic Region is already known for its ambitious climate and environmental policy, which actively contributes to solutions to the climate and nature crisis. Vision 2030 is strengthening efforts in this area. The goal is for the Nordic Region to entrench its position as a “leader among leaders” in the green transition.