Climate Change and the Environment

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

In the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard Norway is establising the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.  It is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections around the globe. If seeds are lost, e.g. as a result of natural disasters, war or simply a lack of resources, the seed collections may be reestablished using seeds from Svalbard. Read more

Norway and the EU are joining forces to boost investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in developing countries. Read more