Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature.
So when world governments come together to discuss ways to prevent climate chaos, Norway typically scores high. We support progressive measures and fund action in poor countries. Just today at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Norway's environment minister Tine Sundtoft said pretty much what civil society observers wanted to hear – that climate-warming pollution must simply be phased out altogether in a fairly short time:
"We need to approach zero net emissions by the middle of the century."
There is, however, a big elephant in the room. Or a troll in the garde... Read more >