Nordic Talks: The Role of First Nations Communities in the Clean Energy Transition


Australia has all the ingredients for a green industrial revolution; abundant rare minerals, plentiful wind and sun, manufacturing capabilities, while Sweden is a global leader in green industry practices and production.

But how can First Nations communities participate in the clean energy transition?

This talk will unpack how Sweden and Australia can better balance the competing interests between the ‘green gold rush’ and the interests of First Nations communities.

This is part of a series of webinars presented by the Nordic Policy Centre at the Australia Institute, as part of Nordic Talks.


  • Jenny Wik Karlsson, CEO & Senior legal adviser at Sámiid Riikasearvi (National Association of Sámi in Sweden)
  • Chris Croker, Managing Director, Impact Investment Partners and First Nations Clean Energy Network Steering Group
  • Rod Campbell, research director at the Australia Institute

With host Ebony Bennett, deputy director at the Australia Institute.


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