Sustainability dialogues

#44 Driving a transition to clean construction

24/11/22
Administration
Our built environment is also one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and drives a significant  amount of air pollution in our cities.  The ‘Clean Construction’ approach promotes the reduction of air pollutants from construction activities. The Government of India launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), in 2019, that aims to […]
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#43 United in action C40 & COP27

16/11/22
Administration
The whole world have their eyes on COP27 these days.  Three quarters of C40 cities are reducing emissions faster than their respective nation states.  Mayors from around the world have a clear message for global leaders at #COP27: The best way to protect people everywhere from rising prices, pollution, extreme weather and more is to […]
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#42 Giga battery production in India

21/10/22
Administration
A few weeks back Beyonder and Midwest Energy entered into an agreement to start planning giga scale battery production in India, Det moderne India podcast had to invite two front runners from Beyonder and Midwest Energy to the podcast!  We asked Kristin Skofteland, Chief Commercial Officer & Legal Counsel for Beyonder AS and Soumya Kukreti, […]
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#41 Save Soil Debate at Arendalsuka

21/09/22
Administration
Did you miss our Save soil debate at Arendalsuka?  We are happy that 250+ enjoyed the Save Soil debate onat Arendalsuka.  For this debate we had with us: Heidi Bade from Norad Torleiv Ness Ugland, CEO, Terramarine AS Ashish Sahu, Marketing Manager, Cambi AS Kathrine Sund-Henriksen, CEO, Forum for Utvikling og Miljø Feel free to view the stream here. Please note that […]
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#40 Reverence for nature needs to be rekindled

07/09/22
Administration
This episode is the speech by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the International Climate Summit 2022 held in Bergen on 30-31st August. International Climate Summit 2022 is an initiative of the Indo-Norwegian partnership with a special focus on exploring ‘Opportunities for Green Hydrogen in India’. It aimed to present the next-generation opportunities for Bi-Lateral […]
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#39 Save Soil

15/08/22
Administration
Did you know that 52% of agricultural soils are already degraded? We are extremely proud that we will have with us Sadhguru and Erik Solheim at our Save Soil debate at Arendalsuka.  Save Soil is a global movement launched by Sadhguru, to address the soil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for […]
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#38 Make in India

24/07/22
Administration
The Make in India initiative was launched by Prime Minister Modi in 2014. The aim is to make and encourage companies to develop, manufacture, and assemble products made in India and incentivize dedicated investments into manufacturing. Four weeks back, Cochin Shipyard sent two Autonomous Electric Barges from India to Norway. This made headlines in media […]
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#37 Klemetsrud: world’s first CO2 capture and storage 

06/07/22
Administration
The Klemetsrud CO2 capture and storage project will be the world’s first waste-to-energy plant with full-scale CCS by 2026. Our guest for the this episode was Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås So much is happening in the Carbon capture landscape!  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equinor ASA, the Norwegian […]
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#36 C40 and City Diplomacy

01/07/22
Administration
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is an association of 97 cities from around the world, aimed at fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thus mitigating climate risks. The group represents one-twelfth of the world population and a quarter of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  The goal of the C40’s initiative is […]
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#35 Oslo - charting a path forward for the world

15/06/22
Administration
We invited Heidi Sørensen who is the Director of the Climate Agency, City of Oslo for a podcast conversation. A few of the questions we asked Heidi: - Oslo is the first city in the world with its own Climate Budget. What is the climate budget? - The City has developed and adopted the Oslo Climate and […]
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#33 Men who support women - part two

28/03/22
Administration
Our guest for this conversation is the President of the Parliament of Norway. Masud Gharahkhani is what we would describe as a male ally: A man who will advocate for women even when there are no women in the room.  We cannot achieve the SDGs without gender equality. In order to achieve gender equality, we […]
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#31 India - A Secular Nation?

01/03/22
Administration
A big thank you to everybody who joined us and brought such great energy to the event which made it a success!  India is a multi-religious, multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-cultural country. Its secular status is, however, a heated topic for debate today.  India has a long and mostly honorable tradition of using soft power in its […]
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#30 Women will drive India´s future

30/01/22
Administration
Sustainable development depends on women. We cannot achieve the SDGs without gender equality. A big thank you to to the 60+ who joined our event. Also a big thank you to Norad, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, who was our co-host for this event. India now officially has more females than males. There has been a […]
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#29 ESG Risks in Supply Chain Management

17/01/22
Administration
Businesses today are expected to have an extra layer of ethics and moral duty towards the society.   ESG is gaining traction as an important strategy for long-term value creation of businesses all over the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) framework as a key to long term […]
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#28 Phase out to phase down

28/11/21
Administration
A big thank you to the 60+ participants of our seminar Phase out to phase down.  While many of countries have doubled-down on their commitments to reducing forest-loss and emissions, China and India sparked the last-minute intervention to water down language on phasing out coal. China and India are the two biggest producers, consumers and importers of […]
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#25 Dfavo: helping students grow faster, smarter & together

07/10/21
Administration
Access to quality education is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better future for all. The world is desperate for new solutions and startups are the driving force for innovation. Scaling a business internationally is an exciting opportunity to reach new consumers and unlock new revenue streams.  Dfavo is a Norwegian Edtech […]
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#24 Foodtech: a foundation boon to sustainable food systems

19/09/21
Administration
A big thank you to the 50+ to the who attended our seminar on Foodtech. DMI invited Ganesh Shenoy, Chair of the Board of the Norwegian Business Association of India (NBAI) for a C-suite conversation on Foodtech. Shenoy is also CFO & VP IT, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd (owned by Orkla).  Here is what was discussed:  What is […]
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#21 Politics that works: MP Ola Elvestuen

31/08/21
Administration
Did you know that over 54% of all new cars sold in Norway in 2020 were battery electric vehicles (EVs). The Norwegian national ambition is that all new cars sold by 2025 should be zero-emission (electric or hydrogen). Redesigning cities to promote sustainable and safer forms of transport must start from the top. Norway serves as an exemplary model for […]
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#10 Who's responsibility is it to save the world? The West, China or India? And what about poor countries?

31/08/21
Administration
On episode 10 of the DMI Podcast, we have two experts in this field, research Director at NUPI, Ole Jacob Sending and Director of climate, energy and the environment at Norad, Stig Traavik. Eradicating all forms of poverty continues to be one of humanity's greatest challenges. China has lifted 600 million people out of poverty since the 1980s, and […]
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#3 Good Guys Go Global!

31/08/21
Henrik
What happens when you put two global guys - one from metropolitan New Delhi, the other from a village in the North of Norway - on the same rooftop in the Barcode of Oslo? They solve all the world’s problems. At least for a moment. That’s what occurred the other day, when  Det Moderne India  invited Sony Kapoor, […]
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