Tag Archives: Climate Change

Norway’s glaciers melting

Bondhus Glacier has had a dramatic decline from 1990 (left) to 2011 (right) Photo: NVE

Some of the biggest tourist attractions in Norway are melting as never before. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is concerned. The Norwegian glaciers are getting smaller and smaller. The average decline of glaciers in Norway, during the period 2001 to 2011, is 194 meters. "Of the 33 glaciers in Norway, 28 of these have melted ...

IEA: – Norway a major contributor to energy security

As a major oil and gas producer as well as a strong global advocate of climate change mitigation, Norway holds a unique position in the global energy sector. Moreover, as the third largest exporter of energy in the world, Norway is a major contributor to the energy security of consuming countries. ...

Deforestation and climate change financing

Today, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg gave Norway’s main address at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. He highlighted two areas that are crucial for the further negotiations: climate change financing and the establishment of a Green Fund, and the conservation of forests. “Norway will do what it can to ensure a positive result here ...

Climate change and healthcare on DNV agenda

“There is no time to wait for perfect solutions. Private industry and public authorities must make more effort to combat increased greenhouse gas emissions, ” – Stein B. Jensen

Green mechanisms to limit greenhouse gas emissions and global healthcare issues, were addressed at a meeting with Norway’s diplomatic corps abroad If there is to be any hope of limiting greenhouse gas emissions, efficient mechanisms for financing the introduction of new low-carbon technologies must be put in place quickly. The Clean Development ...

Norway tops league of green building, with UK third

Norway has topped a global league of green building for the second year in a row, followed by Brazil in second place and then the UK, which climbs to third place for the first time. The 2009 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index is based on International ...

UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change

13/07/2010 // The Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, co-chaired the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing 12-13 July 2010, alongside the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr. Meles Zenawi. The Advisory Group is expected to work on several proposals on how to reach the ...

Agreement on financing and quick-start measures to protect rainforest

Heads of state and government, ministers and other representatives of some 50 countries concluded an agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation on May 27 at the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference. Around NOK 25 billion has been pledged for the period 2010–2012 for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest ...

More cod in warmer Barents Sea

(Photo: Norwegian Seafood Export Council)

Back in the 1920s and 1930s, the Barents Sea was teeming with cod. That was before its waters substantially cooled off in the decades to follow. Now, with ocean temperatures higher once again, fishermen are seeing more fish. The entire North Atlantic warmed up during the 1920s and 1930s. More fish appeared not only in the ...

Climate scientist Hansen wins $100,000 prize

U.S. climate scientist James Hansen. Photo: Wikimedia

U.S. climate scientist James Hansen won a $100,000 environmental prize Wednesday for decades of work trying to alert politicians to what he called an unsolved emergency of global warming. Hansen, born in 1941, will visit Oslo in June to collect the Sophie Prize, set up in 1997 by Norwegian Jostein Gaarder, ...