Making the Paris Agreement a Reality

03.12.19 | Event
Jukan Tateisi
Five years ago the world's leading politicians made an agreement with the goal of bringing nations together for a common cause ensuring the health of our planet. But what has happened since? Join us for a day where we focus on environmental policies and how to make the Paris Agreement a reality.


12:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Birger Jarlsgatan 57C
113 56 Stockholm


Evenemangen är öppna för allmänheten, men vissa kräver registrering (se program nedan). Evenemangen är kostnadsfria.

Delta på Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C i Stockholm.

12.30-13.30 Lunch talk: Climate and biodiversity on the plate

  • Anna Richert, Senior expert Sustainable Food, WWF Sweden

In this talk you’ll hear from WWF Sweden’s Anna Richert on their pioneering work with One Planet Plate. This programme is looking at how the public sector, and municipalities more specifically, can practically implement meals that take the planetary boundaries into account.  Join us for an inspiring talk connecting the big picture challenges with the practical solutions that can be implemented today

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

14.00-15.00 Managing Forest Landscapes for Climate Change mitigation and adaptation

Healthy ecosystems contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and managing forest landscapes is crucial for supporting such ecosystems. This seminar will highlight experiences and practices from Sweden in managing the forest landscape for timber, water security, biodiversity and social values, thereby contributing to a more effective achievement of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

15.30-16.30 Ambitious goals for small actors: can the Nordics lead the way towards carbon-neutral societies?

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

Ambitious goals for small actors: Can the Nordics lead the way towards carbon-neutral societies? The Nordic countries all have ambitious policies aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, probably more ambitious than many other countries globally. However, their total share of global emissions is estimated to a rather shy number: 0,5 per cent.The Nordic countries are also rather ambitious and hopeful in regards to clean technologies and aim to lead the way in this field too.A few questions arise from this: Should the Nordic countries focus on their emissions or “help” other countries lower theirs? Should the Nordics be front-runners hoping to inspire others or put their money where the emissions are easier to reduce? With a Nordic and global perspective, we hope to get the Nordic perspective dissected through the eyes of others, as well as to share our research and learnings so far.  

  • Kjell Nilsson, Director, Nordregio
  • Ms Getlyn Denks, Head of Climate Department, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia
  • Jonas Færgeman, Chairman, Regeneration 2030

Nordic Economic Policy Review, Nordregio and Nordic Council of Ministers

18.00-18.30 Briefing: What is going on at COP25 in Madrid?

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

We open the backdoor and you get the latest updates from the UN Climate negotiations in Madrid.

Anette Ejersted, Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC, Denmark

18.30-19.30 The Climate Plan 2.0 - roadmap to a carbon-neutral Nordic region

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

The Nordic countries have high climate goals, but no clear paths or strategies towards reaching them.  With the Climate Plan - roadmap to a carbon-neutral Nordic region we showcase how we can act to solve the climate crisis, and by so doing, inspire others.

  • Tomer Shalit, founder ClimateView
  • Kristina Persson, founder Global Utmaning former Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation.
  • Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson, LSUs (the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations) youth representative COP25
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, chair Global Utmaning and founder We Don’t Have Time
  • Staffan Laestadius, professor Emeritus at KTH and chair Climate & Resource council at Global Utmaning

Global Utmaning

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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