[Klima- og miljødepartementet, 29.09.2014]
Ladies and gentlemen I am happy to be here today to celebrate the Rainforest Foundation’s 25th anniversary. My first meeting with the rainforest as minister, was Indonesia in April. We visited Borneo, the province of Sentral-Kalimantan. It was an experience I never will forget. Fabulous birds, trees and orangutangs walking along the river banks. Meeting indigenous people that have strong links to their forest. All in all, the trip to Indonesia was an eye-opener. Now I truly understand why protecting the world’s rainforests is such an important job for the world community.