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Norway takes on new actions to deal with challenges caused by climate change in developing countries. The Norwegian government has got a new Minister of the Environment and Development Cooperation.
“It is the world’s poorest who are most vulnerable to the consequences of the climate change”, says Norway’s new Minister of the Environment and Development Cooperation, Erik Solheim (SV).
The previous Minister of International Development Erik Solheim is replacing Minister of the Environment, Helen Bjørnøy (SV), as well as he will continue to carry out the responsibility for development affairs at the Ministry on Foreign Affairs. It is the first time in Norway that a minister will run two ministries at the same time.
"The great project I envisage for Norway in the years to come is to promote combined efforts to meet two of the most formidable challenges of our time: the environmental threat that we are all facing and the totally unacceptable fact that more than one billion people are living in absolute poverty. These two challenges must be addressed together, not separately," said Erik Solheim.