ReGeneration 2030 Summit

Regeneration 2030 Summit invites youth from the Nordic and the Baltic regions to exchange ideas on how to promote Sustainable Development Goals locally. Among other participants, Nordregio’s researcher Alberto Giacometti will present the BeUbio platform and stories of young persons across the Baltic Sea Region leading the way to sustainability from different sectors and industries.

ReGeneration 2030 is a movement led by teenagers and young adults in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions making the United Nations Agenda 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) become reality. The summit invites to get to know like-minded youth, to hear inspiring speakers and learn about initiatives from all over the region, to get tools and frameworks that will help you identify challenges and come up with solutions, to start taking action in your community.

Nordregio is a part of the BeUBio project that aims to promote youth involvement across the Baltic Sea Region for transition to a bio-based economy, and create synergies with other actors and initiatives addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In the BeUBio platform you can find stories of young people whose business ideas, jobs and other activities lead the way towards a different and more sustainable economic path.

Some of these young leaders will be participating in the Regeneration 2030 Summit to share their experience, both their achievements and challenges.

Panel “Young people leading the way to a sustainable economy” August 20, 16:30-17:30

  1. Juan Medina, Denmark: founded Kaffe Bueno to explore the infinite possible uses coffee grounds, extending its life cycle, reducing environmental degradation, and helping a community of women in his hometown in Colombia.
  2. Anastasia Selezneva, St Petersburg, Russia: initiated Green Glass, a studio where to create decorations and art installations from recycled glass. She is also organising events to educate groups on SDGs in St Petersburg.
  3. Māra Lieplapa, Latvia: has unearthed traditions from rural Latvia to produce PLŪKT teas from hand-picked herbs. PLŪKT provides opportunities to farmers and women with few resources.
  4. Leo Wezelius, Sweden: Leo and friends funded Volta Greentech with the mission to cut 4% of the global greenhouse gas emissions feeding cows with special red seaweed.
  5. Liisa Aavik, Estonia: bleads a zero-waste campaign through the Suletud ring blog and offers consultations and workshops. She also writes journalistic articles about sustainable living.