The Expert Group on investments in coal and petroleum companies invites to a stakeholder meeting

The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to assess the Government Pension Fund Global's (GPFG) appropriate use of policy instruments and investments in coal and petroleum companies. The Storting (the Norwegian parliament) has asked the government to establish the group, which will evaluate whether the exclusion of coal and petroleum companies is a more effective strategy for addressing climate issues in the management of the GPFG than the exercise of ownership and exertion of influence.

The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to assess the Government Pension Fund Global's (GPFG) appropriate use of policy instruments and investments in coal and petroleum companies. The Storting (the Norwegian parliament) has asked the government to establish the group, which will evaluate whether the exclusion of coal and petroleum companies is a more effective strategy for addressing climate issues in the management of the GPFG than the exercise of ownership and exertion of influence.

As part of its background work the Expert Group carried out a meeting where external stakeholders provided relevant input. The Expert Group therefore invited to a an open meeting on the 18th of June at the Frisch Centre, University of Oslo.

Registered stakeholders gave a five to ten minutes presentation to the group. It was also possible to deliver written input.

Presentations delivered in the stakeholder meeting:

The Expert Group also met som researchers on the 18th of June. See their presentations here:

More about the Expert Group and mandate