Climate Action and Youth

02.12.19 | Event
Ungdom på konferansen Youth Leading a Sustainable Lifestyle på Island i april.

Ungdom på konferansen Youth Leading a Sustainable Lifestyle på Island i april.  

It is the grand opening of the COP25! We will kick it all off with a bang and have invited youth representatives and Nordic Ministers to engage in a dynamic discussion about climate action. Let us give the youth a stage in climate politics and make their voice heard by politicians. Come and take part in an interesting day circling around topics that will affect our future generations.



Birger Jarlsgatan 57C
113 56 Stockholm

12:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Events are open to the public, but some require registration (see program below). Events are free of charge.

Attend at Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57C in Stockholm.

12.30-13.30 Lunch talk: ”Bonde söker bönder” explores the future of farming

  • Adam Arnesson,  Organic farmer
  • Elin Röös, researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Adam Arnesson also known as “Ekobonden” and Elin Röös joined forces in a project that managed to cut the greenhouse gas emissions from Adam’s farm by half. How did they go about this? What can farmers and policymakers in other Nordic or European countries learn from their journey?  They will also discuss how farmers can be incentivized to go about this change and how they see the role of changes in food consumption.

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

Sign up here!

14.30-17.00 Youth Policy Jam: Intergenerational Equity and Climate Justice in the Paris Agreement

The actions and inactions of the present population will jeopardise the rights and wellbeing of generations yet to come. As the generation of now, people under 30 make up roughly half of the world’s population. So lets change that! 

So lets discuss the potential of increased youth voices and influence in climate and environment policy.

Push Sweden

18.00-18.30 Opening Statements

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid.

Come and listen to the opening statements of the COP25.


Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister for Nordic Co-operation, Iceland

Sofie Nordvik, Youth Delegate, Norway

Nordic Council of Ministers

18.30-19.30 Hopes and expectations for COP25 - Nordic Climate Ministers and young people

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

Nordic Ministers meet with climate-committed young people from organizations in Denmark, Iceland Sweden, Norway and Finland to set their hopes and expectations for COP25. During COP25, the young people will report from the COP to young people in the Nordic countries and Madrid.


  • Isabella Lövin, Minister of Environment and Climate, Sweden
  • Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister for Nordic Cooperation, Iceland
  • Marjo Nummelin, Deputy Head of Delegation, Finland
  • Amanda Borneke, Swedish Construction and Demolition Industry, Sweden
  • Karolina Lång, Nordic advisor board on youth involvement in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity / Editorial Committee, Finland
  • Jonas Færgeman, ReGeneration 2030, Denmark
  • Jóna Þórey Pétursdóttir, Student Council, University of Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Alex Sigal, The Nordic Youth Council, Norway
  • Victor Jósa, CliMates
  • Mary Gestrin, Moderator, Head of Communication Nordic Council of Ministers

Nordic Council of Ministers

Please note that seats are limited 

20.00-21.00 The new science on climate extremes that can help refuel the climate movement

Welcome to a dialogue with researchers, youth representatives and social movements on how attribution science and new legal frameworks can refuel the climate movement in the context of the climate crisis.


  • Richard Jones, Met Office 
  • Emmanuel Raju, Copenhagen University
  • Emily Boyd, Director of Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Lund University
  • Friday’s for Future representative 
  • Paul Bowman, Moderator Institute for Future Studies

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

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.

Note that changes in the program may occur. 

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