Climate Change and the Environment

Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

At the opening of the International Year of Forests in New York, Norway's Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mr. Lars Peder Brekk, urged the world to see agriculture and forestry in context. This is best way to ensure highest possible level of food production, while preserving the world’s forests. Read more

Prime Minister Stoltenberg met UN Secretary-General Ban during COP16 in Cancun. 
Photo: Office of the Prime Minister.

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. Read more

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg handed the report on climate change financing to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 
Photo: Scan News/Cia Pak.

Climate change financing is challenging, but feasible. That was the main message when Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg handed the final report of the High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Stoltenberg has been co-chairing the group with his Ethiopian counterpart, Meles Zenawi. Read more

The UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing

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. Read more

The UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing photographed at a meeting in London in March. . 
Photo: 10 Downing Street. .

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will lead the UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing in developing countries. He succeeds former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the group shall mobilise the resources promised at the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Read more