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Escaping Fast Fashion – How you can act for change

Did you know that people in the Nordics buy more clothes than the rest of the world and our consumption has gone up during the last 20 years? It’s time to check our shopping habits and spin towards more sustainable choices. Join us for an evening where we find a new direction through an interactive mending workshop and keynotes to deepen our understanding of fast fashion’s destructive impacts on our planet and its people! Escaping Fast Fashion: How you can act for change from The Nordic House on Vimeo. Textile production generates 1.2 billion tons of CO2e annually, outdoing emissions from international flights and shipping. However, we continue to buy too many clothes, as many as 40 garments per year! Join us the night before Black Friday, on 23 November in Reykjavik or online to explore sustainable fashion alternatives. Under the guidance of Icelandic textile artist Ýrúrarí and with inspiration from the Nordic Council Environment Prize Winner 2023, we’ll breathe new life into our old clothes and uncover ways to break up with fast fashion. It is possible to participate both physically and online, and participation is free, but you need to sign up on the event page. Program highlights: The event is organized by The Nordic House in Reykjavik, the Nordic Council Environment Prize, and the project Youth for Sustainable Living, led by Nordregio. Funder: The Nordic Council of Ministers

Nordregio at Ungdommens Folkemøde NORD

Nordregio and the Youth for Sustainable Living project will be present during Ungdommens Folkemøde NORD in Copenhagen on 21-22 April. Through funding from Sustainable Living, four youth organisations will participate and promote different aspects of sustainability during the event. ReGeneration 2030 You have the power to fight for a better future! We need collective youth power for system change, and ReGeneration 2030 will help you to find a role in the sustainability movement that suits you. Learn more about tangible actions and find out more about different youth sustainability organisations in different regions, and participate in creating an interactive artwork piece in the container to demonstrate your commitment to fighting climate change collectively. Visit their container: Friday at 14-19 and Saturday at 13-19, Sustainability & Future theme area. Listen to their talk: Friday, April 21, at 17-17.30, Sustainability & Future stage. ReGeneration 2030 is a youth movement for sustainability in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region, bringing activists aged 15-30 from across the region together to share knowledge and strategize. ReGeneration 2030 is on a mission to fight climate collapse and build a sustainable future for all. Tænketanken Frej Can we on the one hand be climate heroes who lead the way and on the other hand, be some of those who burden the planet the most? Tænketanken Frej focuses on food consumption and changes in food culture among young people. Is it really up to the individual to make a difference, or is it up to the system and political regulation to change the world? The panel debate on the stage engages several representatives and involves the audience. In their container, you can pop by for legume bingo, taste plant-based drink options and get to know more about their climate footprint. Visit their container: Friday at 14-19 and Saturday…

Join Nordregio at Urban Future & H22 sustainable cities expo in Helsingborg

In June, Helsingborg is the hot spot of urban brilliance and sustainability. Several events gather a wide range of global and Nordic city planners and practitioners to Helsingborg to take part in the H22 Expo, UN-ECE cities dialogue meeting, and the Urban Future conference 2022 (UF22). Nordregio is co-hosting two Agenda 2030 events and an all-day booth at the conference venue from 1-2 June. We would like to invite all our stakeholders to join the Urban Future conference at a special price, see more below! And join the UN-ECE dialogue meeting for free. 1 June @ 14:00-15:30 Workshop room HAFI at Clarion Hotel SeaU Workshop: Successfully implementing Agenda 2030: Three Nordic frontrunner cities share their best tips and tools We know the SDGs require local implementation to make a difference for people and planet. But it’s not always easy to translate the goals into local contexts, strategies, and steering tools while engaging citizens and measuring progress. Nordregio has been supporting Nordic peer-to-peer learning on Agenda 2030 since 2018. This workshop features hands-on learning from three Nordic frontrunners: Ville Taajamaa (City of Espoo), Helen Wiklund (City of Helsingborg), Lisbeth Iversen (City of Arendal). This is your opportunity to bug the people behind the cities’ activities with whatever implementation questions you might have. Also, Hannah Wadman will inspire you to join the Nordic City Network! Moderator: Åsa Ström Hildestrand (Nordregio). 1-2 June, Come and meet Nordregio & Nordic City Network Welcome to the lounge area in the expo area of UF22! We would love to talk more about the SDGs and the Nordic Agenda 2030 network. 31 May – 1 June: The H22 +50 Session and Dialogue of Eminent Experts on smart, sustainable, and inclusive cities. Nordregio is honored to moderate two sessions on the 1st of June, during the dialogue meeting organised by UN-ECE. These…