Climate change

Published 12.03.2008 //

5th March, Minister of Petroleum and Energy Åslaug Haga visited Brussels to attend a European Parliament open hearing on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

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Published 29.02.2008 //

“We need urgent action on climate change adaptation. Some of the most dramatic effects of climate change will occur in regions with weak governance structures, environmental degradation, poverty and violent conflict. And to all of that we now have to add the accelerating consequences of climate change”.

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Published 29.02.2008 //

“We need urgent action on climate change adaptation. Some of the most dramatic effects of climate change will occur in regions with weak governance structures, environmental degradation, poverty and violent conflict. And to all of that we now have to add the accelerating consequences of climate change”.

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Published 25.02.2008 //

Our Most Burning Challenges, the climate change and energy security, were the topics for a conference in Oslo today, hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foregin Affairs and the Commission. The Commission President, Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso and Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, were keynote speakers.

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Published 16.01.2008 //

On December 21 the Government put forward it’s National Allocation Plan. The Norwegian emission trading system (ETS) will cover more than 40 % of the greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian sources, and hence become a vital part of the Norwegian efforts to ensure compliance with the Kyoto Protocol.

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Published 18.12.2007 //

The International Monetary Fund has issued a press release praising Norway for its US$5 million contribution to prevent deforestation.

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Published 17.12.2007 //

-Norway is prepared to increase its support for efforts to prevent deforestation in developing countries to 370 million euros a year. This is a way of achieving large cuts in greenhouse gas emissions quickly and at low cost, said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg Sunday when he presented Norway’s strategy for combating deforestation in developing countries.

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Published 05.12.2007 //

Svalbard as an international platform for Arctic research was presented to a Brussels-audience this week. Climate change has literally turned Arctic research into a hot issue.

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Published 30.10.2007 //

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway has decided to join the EU greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme (ETS)

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Published 19.10.2007 //

The Government has decided that when Norway joins the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), its total allocation of allowances will be considerably lower than the projected emissions from the Norwegian installations included in the scheme.

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