Climate Change and the Environment

The programme was presented on a high-level meeting with around 200 representatives from government and non-governmental organizations during the UN General Assembly’s 66th session.
Mr. Solheim is speaking and the one looking at him is Indonesias Foreign Minister, Mr. Marty Natalegawa. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Anders Aalbu.

On Wednesday, the Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development, Mr. Erik Solheim, and Indonesias Foreign Minister, Dr. Marty Natalegawa, presented Indonesias goals in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). Read more

Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons.

On biodiversity day, UN highlights social, economic and green benefits of forests. Read more

Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith signs the Nagoya Protocol. 
Photo: Norway UN Mission/Martin Fossum.

Norway has signed the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the most important global environmental agreement since the turn of the millennium. Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith, signed on Norway's behalf. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/WFP Amjad Jamal.

That was UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's assessment at an informal debate on disaster risk reduction in New York, where Norway also took part. Last year, a total of 950 disasters caused by natural hazards were recorded. These events claimed more than 296.000 lives, and affected more than 208 million people. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.

Climate change and resource scarcity have the potential to pose an existential challenge to globalization. A new scientific report, produced with financial backing from Norway, is highlighting the need for effective multilateral institutions. Read more