Climate Clever Citizens challenge parliamentarians - Nordic Council Day

11.12.19 | Event
Tommi Selander
When it comes to the climate – are parliamentarians capable of acting as agents of change? This is your opportunity to challenge the Nordic MPs and other politicians: What can they do to meet the demands for changes of behaviour, systems and economic paradigms? We will discuss the circular economy in depth and try to push biodiversity further up the climate agenda.


12:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Birger Jarsgatan 57C
113 56 Stockholm


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 – 13.45 Lunch Talk: Perspectives on new food consumption and production trends

  • Anders Wijkman, Opinion leader and author

Anders Wijkman is a renowned and inspiring leader in environmental and development issues. Join us for this special lunch talk discussing new perspectives on food consumption and production trends: is the future plant-based, circular and regenerative?

There are limited seats for the event. Please, sign up on link below.

Hosted by Nordic Food Policy Lab, Nordic Council of Ministers

14.00 – 15.30 Making circular economy happen


  • Anders Wijkman, Climate-KIC
  • Fedra Vanhuyse, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Daniela Grotenfeldt, Arkitema Stockholm
  • Anders Vestergaard Jensen, Wood in Construction a NCM project


  • Janine Alm Ericson,  Swedish MP
  • Annika Lepistö, member of the Youth Delegation for Biodiversity
  • Angelika Bengtsson, Swedish MP
  • Moderator: Tone Bjørndal,   

By adapting a circular economy approach, waste will be reduced, dependence on raw material will be less and production will become more cost efficient. However, it is not as easy as it seems. We need political leadership, proper policy instruments and we need to work together.

Welcome to Challenge your Nordic MPs!

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16.00-18.00 WORKSHOP: Let's put nature at the top of the climate agenda!

Up to one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction – and climate change is one of the threats to biodiversity. And yet – the climate negotiations in Madrid 2–13 December fails to pay sufficient attention to biodiversity. 

That’s why we are inviting nature- and climate activists to the first Nordic Youth Workshop on Nature AND Climate. At the end of the workshop, we’ll convey the messages from Nordic young people to the political leaders at COP25 in Madrid.

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18.00-18.45 Briefing: What's happening at COP25

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

  • Pär Holmgren, European Parliament
  • Monika Skadborg, UN delegate
  • Stina Bagge, Arctic Youth Network 
  • Rasmus Nordqvist, Danish Parliament
  • Gustaf Zachrisson, the youth delegation on biodiversity 
  • Tine Svendsen, the youth delegation on biodiversity

The briefing will summarize discussion from the event in Madrid on climate and biodiversity and reflect upon the outcome from the workshop on climate and biodiversity and youth in Stockholm.

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19.00-20.30 What would it take for parliamentarians to be climate superheroes?

  • Tine Svendsen, the youth delegation on biodiversity
  • Ola Hansén, WWF


  • Angelika Bengtsson, Swedish MP
  • Janine Alm Ericson, Swedish MP
  • Teres Lindberg, Swedish MP

Moderator: Kajsa Li Paludan, Climate Policy Advicor

The responsibility for action on climate change can’t be left to either civil society, business or the political system alone. We need to build bridges between them. This event will focus on how parliamentarians can take the lead and facilitate partnerships.

Welcome to Challenge your MPs!

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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.

Note that changes in the program may occur. 


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