Tag Archives: Climate

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 ...

Climate forum: Recommends increase of a billion kroner for climate research

According to the Government-appointed Klima21 forum, Norwegian climate research needs a boost of NOK 1 billion by 2015, and the prime minister should establish a scientific advisory board on climate to facilitate dialogue between politicians and researchers. The Klima21 forum recently submitted its final report to Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland. Appointed to ...

Norway’s Stoltenberg initiates climate group on forests

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said in Oslo today that he will initiate a climate group consisting of the most important forest countries. "As part of our efforts to reach a binding climate agreement in Mexico in 2010, I will initiate the establishing of a group consisting of the most important rain forest countries, among them ...

Norway’s Stoltenberg initiates climate group on forests

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said in Oslo today that he will initiate a climate group consisting of the most important forest countries. ”As part of out efforts to reach a binding climate agreement in Mexico in 2010, I will initiate the establishing of a group consisting of the most important rain forest countries, among them ...

Two Norwegian researchers win top EU grants

Professor Christopher Henshilwood

Kenneth Hugdahl and Christopher Henshilwood have each been awarded the highly-competitive Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). It marks the first time Norwegian researchers in the humanities and social sciences/psychology have received this prestigious grant Professor Henshilwood will receive roughly NOK 20 million over five years from the EU to investigate the relationship between ...

Religious diversity and climate: U.S. journalist grantees selected

In July, the U.S. Embassy in Oslo announced a grants competition for journalists who want to pursue stories in the United States. The Embassy has announced that they received several good proposals, and were pleased with the variety and quality of the applications. The jury, consisting of retired NRK journalist and U.S. expert Bjørn Hansen, Assistant ...

Norway on climate challenges and agriculture

In July the Norwegian Government presented a White Paper on climate challenges and agriculture to the Storting. The proposal enlarges on and supplements the White Paper on Norway’s ambitious climate policy in relation to agriculture. "Sustainable and climate-friendly production of sufficient food and energy for the world’s population is a major challenge," says the report. All ...

Støre: Nordic countries should be part of G20

Photo by Berit Hessen.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre suggests that the Nordic countries ought to be represented in the G20 group, which represents nations with the world's strongest economies. Denmark, Finland and Sweden are already represented in the G-20 because they belong to the European Union, which is a G-20 member. Norway is not in the EU. "The Nordic countries ...

Norwegian proposal on financing climate needs

Norway has proposed a system for financing climate needs based on international auctioning of allowances within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Norway says that the system would complement the traditional pledge-based financing system in an efficient manner by generating significant and predictable financial resources. An auction-based financing system would also ensure adherence to the ...

StatoilHydro gives climate advice to the UN

Chief executive Helge Lund is a member of the UN secretary-general’s advisory group on energy and climate change. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

The Norwegian energy company StatoilHydro’s experience in carbon capture and storage was presented to the United Nations’ expert group on climate and energy in Stockholm, Sweden on August 20. Chief executive Helge Lund has been appointed member of the expert panel who will be advising the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on energy related issues in connection with ...