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JOINT EVENT: Sustainability for whom?

10.11.21 | Event
panel vid COP26
How the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities and climate solutions can go hand in hand


02:30 PM - 03:45 PM

SEC Centre, Hall 4
Exhibition Way
G3 8YW
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: 14.30 - 15.45

Helsinki time: 16.30 - 17.45


The rights of indigenous peoples and local communities need to be safeguarded as demand for land and minerals increases. Some traditional livelihoods are facing challenges due to climate change and developments of climate-friendly solutions. How do we ensure the rights of local communities when designing climate policies?

Keynote speakers

  • Ms. Jojo Mehta, Executive Director of Stop Ecocide International, UK
  • Mr. Tomas Kuhmunen, Sami Parliament, Sweden


From Glasgow

  • Mr. Lasse Björn, Saami Council, Norway
  • Mr. Lorentz Tovatt, MP, Swedish Parliament
  • Mr. Ola Elvestuen, MP, Parliament of Norway

From Helsinki

  • Mr. Tomas Kuhmunen, Sami Parliament, Sweden
  • Mr. Mikko Kärna, Parliamentarian, Nordic Council, Finland

Takeaways by

  • Mr. Simon Holmström, Nordic Council, Åland
  • Ms. Tine Sille Svendsen, Nordic Youth Representative, Denmark.

Organizer: Nordic Council

Online access to all events

Not in Glasgow or Helsinki? Don’t worry. All events will be streamed by our media partner, We Don’t Have Time. Follow this event live on their COP26 streaming hub: