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My Fossil Free Community

04.12.19 | Viðburður
Johannes Jansson
Tune in for a day revolving around how the Nordic Countries will achieve the goal of being fossil free communities. We will during the day dive into topics such as the principles of circularity and new technologies. How may these topics help us in providing the answers to achieve a fossil free community?



Birger Jarlsgatan 57C
113 56 Stockholm

12:30 - 19:30

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: Cities championing a Diet for a Green Planet

  • Sara Jervfors, Lead on public meals Södertälje and project manager Matlust

In this talk you will meet the frontrunner city of Södertälje in Sweden, who for the last decade have been leading on new solutions for a green transition  on food in the public sector.  Sara Jervfors will talk about their journey and how cities can serve both as test-beds for new solutions and showcases of how change is possible. She will also discuss what’s needed to accelerate a shift in the public sector and how cities are using food as a solution to sustainability and climate challenges.

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!

14.00-15.00 Innovative steps for sustainable future

To ensure sustainable living, we need to transform traditional business thinking towards circular models and produce foods, goods and services bio-based and carbon neutral way. We want Nordic region to become a global innovation hub create sustainable growth and competitiveness.

Nordic Innovation 

15.30-16.30 The future of Nordic cities

Nordic capitals are rapidly being densified but little is known about how such densification affects human wellbeing. Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers Stephan Barthel and Erik Anderson with partners will address social sustainability issues from a Nordic resident’s perspectives. 

Stockholm Resilience Centre

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. 📺

Aðalbjörg Egilsdóttir, Nordic Youth Delegate to the UNFCCC, Iceland

18.30-19.30 Responsibly sourced building materials as a policy instrument

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

Building materials have a massive environmental footprint. To achieve the climate targets, it is urgent to spread sustainable consumption and production practices within the construction sector. This event will focus on sharing good examples and policy instruments from the Nordic countries and the Global South regarding responsible sourcing of building materials in order to move to low-carbon construction with the emphasis on material production, greening supply chains, local capacity development and local SMEs. The event is hosted by the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme under the UN One Planet Network. It can be followed from Stockholm, Madrid and online.

  • Mark Radka, Chief, Energy Branch at UNEP
  • Ninni Westerholm, Practicing Architect
  • Claude Lorea, Director, GCCA
  • Oras Tynkkynen, Senior Advisor, SITRA Finland
  • Irfan Tariq, Director General, Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan
  • Pekka Huovila, One Planet SBC Programme

Green Building Council and Ministry of the Environment, Finland

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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