Climate Change and the Environment

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Somare and Norway’s Prime Minister Stoltenberg met in Oslo Thursday. The two prime ministers talked about the importance of fighting deforestation and on the need for developing and developed countries to cooperate to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

In the years before 2015, Norway will contribute up to 1 billion US dollar to reduce deforestation in the Amazon. The size of Norway’s contribution will depend on how successful Brazil will be in reducing deforestation. This makes Norway the first contributor to the Amazon Fund. Read more

Tropical forested countries are stepping up the fight to combat climate change via a pioneering new initiative called the UN-REDD Programme announced today. Read more

The Norwegian Government will provide NOK 400 million this year for the fight against deforestation. This is the first step in Norway’s efforts to combat deforestation in developing countries, which were announced at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali last December. Read more

The Government of Norway and UNDP invite you to a CSD side event on Changing the Way We Develop: Dealing with Disasters and Climate Change Thursday 15 May 2008, 1:15–2:45 pm. Read more