Tagged: Minister of the Environment and International Developme

Education for all becoming harder to achieve

Millions of children could miss the opportunity to go to school as a result of the financial crisis. The United Nations sounds the alarm in a new report on education. Lower economic growth and...

Norway allocates NOK 20 million to Asia

Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim has pledged 20 NOK million in emergency relief to Indonesia and the Philippines. These densely populated countries have been struck by two major natural disasters...

Norwegian Tamil new LTTE leader?

A Tamil resident on the west coast of Norway is alleged to be one of the most powerful leaders of the militant wing of The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The unnamed man, who...

Crown Princess opens Oslo AIDS Conference

Today (June 23) Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Minister of the Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, opened The international Young Leaders Summit 2009 on Aids at Losby Manor outside Oslo. “We are here to talk...

Call on Norway to step up fight against tax havens

  Illicit financial flows hamper development in poor countries. A government-appointed commission proposes a number of measures to reduce the adverse effects of tax havens. The Commission on Capital Flight from Developing Countries has...

Governance key to reduce emissions from deforestation

  A new report on ecosystem services, climate and forest was launched on World Environment Day 5 June. Commissioned by the Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, and carried out...