Climate Change and the Environment

Photo: Md. Towhidul Islam WEB.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Erik Solheim signed a three-year agreement today on continued Norwegian financial support for UNEP. Read more

Erik Solheim is Norway's former Minister for the Environment and International Development, and former Chair of OECD's Development Assistance Committee. 
Photo: Norad/Ken Opprann.

Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment. Read more

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the then Minister for the Enviroment and Development of Norway Erik Solheim on the  Polar Ice Brim, September 1, 2009. 
Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations Secretary-general appoints Erik Solheim of Norway as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Read more

Norway's Erik Solheim has been announced as the UN Secretary-General's choice as new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.
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Photo: Bjørn H. Stuedal.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced his intention to appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Read more

Protecting and restoring tropical forests is essential to climate change mitigation. 
Photo: Ministry of Climate and Environment.

The Government of Norway will extend its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) until 2030, announced Norwegian Minister of Environment and Climate Tine Sundtoft during the Paris climate summit today. Read more