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Hungry for change? Join us for lunch talks in Stockholm

How can we eat good and do good? Can healthy food save the planet? What’s the future of farming? Join us for tasty lunch talks at Norrsken House in Stockholm featuring visionaries like Gustav Johansson, Renée Voltaire and Ayhan Aydin who are bringing new perspectives on how to accelerate a transformation towards more sustainable diets. There are limited seats so hurry to make sure you get a chance to meet your favorite speaker!

Tour de Climate: Oslo to Stockholm in December

Last year he cycled from Oslo to the climate negotiations in Katowice - 1,400 kilometres in the cold and snow. This December, environmental cyclist Jonas and his team Green Cycling Norway will again don their winter gloves and join their green cycling companions on a trip from Oslo to Stockholm to emphasise cycling as climate-friendly during Nordic Climate Action Weeks.

Hungry for change? Join us for lunch talks in Stockholm

How can we eat good and do good? Can healthy food save the planet? What’s the future of farming? Join us for tasty lunch talks at Norrsken House in Stockholm featuring visionaries like Gustav Johansson, Renée Voltaire and Ayhan Aydin who are bringing new perspectives on how to accelerate a transformation towards more sustainable diets. There are limited seats so hurry to make sure you get a chance to meet your favorite speaker!

Nordic Climate Action Weeks in December

Join us in Stockholm 2 to 13 December during the UN Climate negotiations and let’s talk about how the Nordic countries can take some serious climate action.

More reliable information with Product Environmental Footprint

There are dozens of different environmental labels and ecodesign tools for products in operation in the marketplace. The environmental information on products intended for consumers should be harmonised. This would also contribute to a level competitive playing field.

More work needed on 5G roll-out

The Nordic Prime Ministers want the roll-out of 5G to continue and speed up. A new report outlines what needs to be done if the Nordic region is to reach its goal of being the world leader in the use of 5G technology. Now is the time for action, not words.

When Mum and Dad decide – negative social control

Negative social control violates the freedom of children and young people to choose their friends, education and jobs. It needs to be prevented and stopped, according to the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Integration Conference.

Earmarked paternity leave – an effective way to change norms

Launching today, the report State of Nordic Fathers finds that 90 percent of Nordic fathers want to be heavily involved in the care of their small children. Yet they don’t feel that other men accept this. The report seeks answers to why fathers in the Nordic countries only take between a 10 and 30 percent share of parental leave.

Öronmärkt pappaledighet effektivt sätt att ändra normer

90 procent av Nordens pappor vill vara djupt involverade i omvårdnaden av sina barn. Men de tror inte att andra män accepterar det. Det är ett av fynden i rapporten State of Nordic Fathers som lanseras idag. Rapporten söker bland annat svar på varför pappor i Norden bara tar mellan 10 och 30 procent av föräldraledigheten.

Nordic Council meets MEPs in Brussels

A Nordic Council delegation visited the European Parliament in Brussels, November 11–12. It included the current President of the Nordic Council, Hans Wallmark, and the President for 2020, Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir.

Nordic Climate Action Weeks in December

Join us in Stockholm 2 to 13 December during the UN Climate negotiations and let’s talk about how the Nordic countries can take some serious climate action.

Dads encourage dads in new Nordic campaign

Be like the President of Iceland and the Swedish electrician Silva – show that you’re a #DadOnBoard! The idea behind the #DadOnBoard campaign is to get dads to inspire other dads to do equal parenting. It starts today and runs until International Men’s Day on 19 November. On 14 November, the report State of Nordic Fathers will be launched in Copenhagen during a debate on fatherhood.

Invest in language and culture to make vision a reality

When the Nordic ministers for culture met in Stockholm on Wednesday, they had a clear message – prioritise culture and language comprehension between the Nordic countries in order to achieve the ambitious vision of the Nordic Region as the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.

Call for action to prevent suicide

Suicide rates are worryingly high in the Nordic region. The countries should work together on preventative measures and share knowledge and best practices to help people in need, the Nordic Council Welfare Committee believes.

A step closer to Nordic co-operation on transport?

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, the Icelandic Minister for Nordic Co-operation, may have paved the way for a new form of co-operation on Nordic transport infrastructure. He surprised the Session of the Nordic Council in Stockholm by agreeing with one of its key demands.

Knowledge creates the future

The future is not something that just happens. We create it. That is why the Nordic countries work together on the skills of the future. Education and research will form the basis for sustainable development in the well-integrated Nordic region of the future.

We need more than nice words now

On Wednesday, eight prime ministers and nine representatives from Nordic youth organisations met in Stockholm for a dialogue meeting on sustainability issues at the invitation of the prime ministers. The young people asked many questions, while the ministers listened and answered.

Ministers for foreign affairs want new report on security policy

In conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council in Stockholm, on Wednesday the Nordic ministers for foreign affairs decided to embark on a new Stoltenberg Report on deepened Nordic co-operation on security and foreign affairs.

Closer co-operation on the marine environment

The Nordic climate and environment ministers have signed a new declaration to ensure that our seas remain sustainable, to boost the marine economy and to minimise the impact of climate change.

The Nordic Council respects Greta Thunberg’s decision

In a statement, the President of the Nordic Council Hans Wallmark has expressed the council’s respect for Greta Thunberg’s decision to decline the Nordic Council Environment Prize on Tuesday evening, and the reasons for this decision.

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