Climate Change and the Environment

Photo: Ministry of Environment.

Speaking from the Arctic rim on September 1, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Norway’s Environment Minister Erik Solheim sent out an urgent plea to world leaders to take action to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. Read more

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host the High-level Event on Climate Change for Heads of State and Government. Norway will be represented by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Read more

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon discussed efforts to combat climate change with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in Oslo on Monday before heading to the Svalbard archipelago to see first-hand the effects of climate change on the Arctic. Read more

The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy received today StatoilHydro’s Master Plan for full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) at Mongstad. The emission permit for the combined heat and power plant (CHP) at Mongstad is conditioned on that StatoilHydro presents a plan of this type. According to StatoilHydro, the plan confirms the feasibility of establishing... Read more

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg met with Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo have agreed to establish a partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. Read more