Al Gore and Norwegian Foreign Minister to present report on melting ice at COP15

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks with Norways Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks with Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre

In April this year, at a conference on melting ice in Tromsø, Norway, former US Vice President Al Gore and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre requested an international panel of internationally renowned scientists to produce a report on the status of the ice and snow covered regions of the world. The scientists have now completed the report, and on 14 December it will be presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15). The report will be presented by Dr. Bob Corell with interventions from Foreign Minister Støre and Vice President Al Gore at a side event in the Bella Center. It is open to accredited delegates.

The Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller and the Prime Minister of Greenland Kuupik Kleist will present a report on ice melting in Greenland at the same side event.

13:00–14:30 Side event: “Melting Snow and Ice. A Call for Action. Venue: Niels Bohr/Hall H

15:00–15:30 Press conference with Norwegian Foreign Minister Støre, Danish Foreign Minister Møller, Prime Minister of Greenland Kleist and the scientists who produced the reports. Venue: Press Room, Auditorium 15.

Minister Støre will be available for individual interviews after the conference in so far as time allows.

The report will be published on the Norwegian Government’s website at 13:00 on December 14.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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