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Ocean, Air and Arctic Issues

09.12.19 | Viðburður
Polar bear in the Arctic
Annie Spratt
During the last decades we have seen major changes in the ocean, the air and the Arctic. All areas of great importance for our ecosystem. So what must be done to save and bring balance to these areas? Lined up we have a day of intriguing events presenting some of the issues we are facing and giving possible solutions to these.


12:30 - 19:30

Birger Jarlsgatan 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.

12.30-13.30 Lunch talk: What does it mean to innovate from old food traditions?

  • Ayhan Aydin, Meal ecologist at Nordisk Matutveckling

Ayhan is working with food innovation and his interdisciplinary practice consists of projects that consider art, science and food. Join us for this lunch talk where we’ll get the insides on culinary diversity and the making of his prize-winning tempeh from Swedish fava beans.

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!

15.30-16.45 The Ocean – part of our problems and solutions: Nordic views on climate, ocean and cryosphere?

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

In October 2019 the Nordic Ministers for Environment and Climate signed a declaration that will deepen the Nordic co-operation on oceans and climate; at the event Nordic ministers, young people, policymakers and representatives of the scientific community and Indigenous Peoples will continue to discuss the implications of climate change to the Nordic Region and the oceans, including possible solutions.

  • Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Iceland
  • Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway
  • Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair IPCC WGII and section head at Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Marine and Polar Research
  • Lisa Koperqualuk, Inuit Circumpolar Council
  • Helen Ågren, Ambassador for the Oceans, Sweden
  • Marianne Olsen, The Nordic Oceans and Climate group
  • Sam Dupont, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences at University of Gothenburg and member of the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Sustainable and Resilient Aquatic Production
  • Anna Madlener, Masters student at KTH Stockholm in Robotics

Nordic group on Oceans and Climate

18.00-18.30 Briefing

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

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

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Environment Minister, Iceland

18.30-19.30 REARCTIC THINK&TALK | Creating a Culture for Bold Climate Actions

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

Join us for a special opportunity at this global premiere event, providing a different kind of seminar experience that creates an interactive dialogue between participants sharing ideas about the Arctic and Climate Action perspectives, with a special preview of the REARCTIC architectural projection show on the Oslo Opera House in 2020.

Panelists in Stockholm:

  • Marcus Carson is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Insitute (SEI) and associate professor of Sociology
  • Katarina Inga is Research Associate at Stockholm Environment Insitute (SEI Headquarters – Governance and Institutions Unit)
  • Amanda Mide-Andersen is a Master Student in Climate Change Management in Norway

Moderators: Alexander Telje and Heidi Helgestad


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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