JOINT EVENT: Climate Action Talkshow

06.11.21 | Event
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Moa Karlberg
How can we all engage in the solutions? Join us for a Nordic climate action Talkshow hosted by Nordic Council of Ministers


11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

SEC Centre, Hall 4
Exhibition Way
United Kingdom


This is a joint event between the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow and the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki.

You’ll find the Nordic COP26 Hub at Nordic Culture Point, Kajsaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki.

Join us on site at these times:

Glasgow time: 11.00 - 14.00

Helsinki time: 13.00 - 16.00


8 flags. 27,5 million people. 1 vision. The Nordic countries have ambitious climate goals. We want to become the most sustainable region in the world by 2030 - and we have to engage all parts of our society in order to achieve the ambitious goal.

Learn about the state of the green vision in the Nordic Co-operation and get smarter on concrete climate actions across different aspects of our everyday life.


NOTE: This program is in Helsinki time

13.00 Welcome

13.05 Are the Nordics leading the Green Transition?

  • Fanny Ejder, Senior Advisor, Nordic Council of Ministers  
  • Aldis Mjoll, President of the Nordic Youth Council
  • Riina Pursiainen, Specialist at Prime Minister's Office, Finland
  • Troels Dam Christensen, Head of Secretariat, The Danish 92 Group

13.30 Just Transition – social injustice and stolen futures

  • Tove Ahlström, Director, Global Utmaning
  • Peggy Hessen Følsvik, President LO Norway och Vice President NFS - Council of Nordic Trade Unions

13.55  Towards a sustainable Food System

  • Will LaFleur, Doctoral student, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) 
  • Nora Backlund, Ombudsman at Young Farmers at The Central Union of Swedish-speaking Agricultural Producers in Finland (SLC)

14.20 Climate Urgency in pictures

  • Pata Degerman shows unique material from his trips around the world highlighting climate urgency

14.30 Scaremongering or hope – how should we communicate the climate?

  • Jonathan Lynn, Head of Communications, World Meteorological Organisation IPCC
  • Ina Parvanova, Head of Communications, UNFCCC 

15.00 Status on the COP26 negotiations

  • Marjo Nummelin, Head of Delegation, Finnish UNFCCC Delegation 
  • Mattias Frumerie,  Head of Delegation, Finnish UNFCCC Delegation 

15.15 Culture: a game changer in the green transition


  • Daniel Urey, Co-Founder and Head of LABLAB Research and Design Think Tank
  • Mary Gestrin, Head of Communications, Nordic Council of Ministers


  • Taru Elfving (FI) – Curator and writer on art and ecology, founding director of Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA)
  • Rosanna Lewis (UK) Lead of British Council’s Culture and Development agenda
  • Emma Turkki (DK) Denmark’s youth delegate to the COP26


Organizers: Nordic Council of Ministers,

Others involved: Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Talks

Online access to the talkshow

Not in Glasgow or Helsinki? Don't worry. You can follow the event live from the comfort of your home through our media partner We Don't Have Time.