Tagged: Erik Solheim

On the Edge: The Nordic Bumblebee

“On the Edge” is the new opinion column in the Norwegian American Weekly, which offers opinions written by invited contributors to make some comments on the current issues that define modern Norway. In the...

Norway signs agreement with coastal states in Africa

Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim will sign an agreement with six countries in Africa that will help them to gain jurisdiction over their own oil and gas resources. Norway and...

Bolivian President to visit Norway

The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, will be making an official visit to Norway May 19-21. Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim will host the visit. The purpose of the visit...

Norway: BP oil spill could happen anywhere

An oil spill similar to the one in the Gulf Mexico could easily happen in Norway, said the country’s environment minister, while Statoil’s chief said the Nordic oil nation could learn lessons from the...

Congratulations to President Jagdeo of Guyana

Minister Erik Solheim congratulates President Jagdeo of Guyana as The 2010 Champion of the Earth. This is  the United Nations’ highest awards for environmental leadership. – I would like to extend my warmest congratulations...

Norway congratulates new head of UNICEF

Norway congratulates Anthony Lake on his appointment as new head of the UNICEF.  UNICEF is an important partner for Norway in its efforts to promote children’s rights. “The United Nations has made a good...

Norway provides emergency relief after earthquake in Chile

Norway is giving NOK 10 million in emergency relief to victims of the earthquake in Chile. Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim commented: “The extensive damage in Chile shows once again...