Climate Change and the Environment

Leading international scientists have drawn up a report which shows that sea levels will rise between 0.5 and 2 metres by 2100. 
Photo: Arild Lyssand.

Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and former US Vice President Al Gore presented a report at the climate summit in Copenhagen, which showed that snow and ice are melting at an alarming rate. Read more

Polar ice viewed from aboard the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel, KV Svalbard, during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to the Polar ice rim to witness firsthand the impact of climate change on icebergs and glaciers. 
Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten.

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP15) takes place in Copenhagen 7 – 18 December, 2009. The following is a summary of Norway's positions on climate change going into the high-level conference. Read more

Norway will be the largest contributor to the World Bank’s new trust fund to help developing countries build up expertise on carbon capture and storage (CCS). Read more

UNDP's Helen Clark, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at the High-level meeting in New York. 
Photo: UN Photo.

Meeting in New York on 23 September, heads of state and government from all over the world underlined the need for an agreement to reduce deforestation in developing countries. Read more

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