Historical archive

Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

In the historical archive, you can find information from previous governments. Among the documents found here are press releases, news articles and speeches from earlier government periods. The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.

Documents which are moved to the archive are not updated, so the information in the archive is mostly of historical value.

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  • Bhutan

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Bhutan MDG country progress snapshot Norway’s assistance to Bhutan’s energy sector dates back more than 20 years, and has mainly consisted of support for the hydropower sector. In 2012, Norway and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) entered into a

  • Ethiopia

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Manual agricultural work in Tigrai, Ethiopia. Photo: Trond Viken, MFA

  • Kenya

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    MDG country progress snapshot In 2008, Kenya launched a development strategy called Kenya Vision 2030, covering the period 2008 to 2030. Its objective is to help transform Kenya into a middle-income country by 2030. The Kenya Vision 2030 strategy

  • Liberia

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, only 7 % of the population has access to electricity. In rural areas approximately 1 % of the population has access to energy, but

  • Energy+ and other international processes

    2014-09-29 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Energy is crucial for creating development, and renewable energy is an important way of increasing energy access without increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Opening speech at the seminar "Management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global"

    2014-09-22 Speech/statement Ministry of Finance

    Check against delivery Opening Speech from State Secretary Paal Bjørnestad It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the Ministry of Finance, Professor Ang, to present your report on the Government Pension Fund Global. I am also happy that so

    By State Secretary Paal Bjørnestad

  • Questions and answers

    2014-08-22 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    1. What is the International Energy and Climate Initiative – Energy+? 2. Why Energy+? 3. What does the plus mean? 4. Who initiated Energy+? 5. What is the status of the Energy+ Partnership? 6. What are the Energy+ Guiding Principles? 7. Poor

  • Background

    2014-08-21 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The international energy and climate initiative Energy+ will use public funds to mobilise and provide incentives for commercial investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, in order to increase access to energy

  • Registry

    2014-08-20 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A national energy registry will ensure transparent verification and communication of results through a system for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV). A national energy registry can provide information on projects, tenders and investment

  • "Steady as she goes"

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Trade and Industry

    In the "Soria Moria declaration", the government determined that it should develop national strategies for industrial areas where Norway has special skills or advantages. The maritime sector was identified as one such area.

  • Private Sector Engagement

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The funds provided through official development assistance (ODA) are not sufficient for ensuring universal energy access.

  • List of partners

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Developing countries: Kenya, Bhutan, Liberia, Ethiopia, Maldives, Senegal, Morocco, Tanzania, Nepal, Mali, Grenada, Mozambique Developed countries: United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Iceland, Norway

  • Indicators

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems will be developed at sectoral level, and will provide data on results achieved in terms of increased access to sustainable energy services and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Indicators are

  • Energy+ approach

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Energy+ will support efforts to achieve universal access to sustainable energy services and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in developing countries. Energy+ will do that by scaling up the use of renewable energy (RE) and improved energy

  • BBC misreports on ending of Norwegian internet voting pilots

    2014-06-27 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Friday, 27.06.2014, The BBC misreports on ending of Norwegian Internet voting pilots. The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation has prepared a response to correct the misreported facts and statements.

  • Endelige antall internettstemmer fordelt på parti 2013

    2014-06-27 Article Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    husk å legge til forsøk med internettstemming som undertittel

  • The Carter Center's report from the Norwegian Internet voting trials

    2014-06-27 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Carter Center has published a report from the Norwegian Internet voting trials in 12 municipalities at the Parliamentary Elections of 2013.

  • Open life stance ceremony at funerals

    2014-06-12 Article Ministry of Culture

    When somebody passes it is essential to bid farewell with an appropriate ceremony. It is also important to many family members that the parting takes place in the spirit of the deceased. Not everybody is aware of the fact that it is possible to

  • Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies

    2014-05-07 Speech/statement Ministry of Finance

    State Secretary Paal Bjørnestad took part in the 2014 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris on 6-7 May. State Secretary Hans Brattskar from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also took part. The key theme of the meeting was «Resilient Economies and

    By State Secretary Paal Bjørnestad

  • Grants for projects under chapter 164, Peace, reconciliation and democracy, item 71, ODA-approved Balkan countries

    2014-03-19 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces an opportunity to apply for grants for peace- and state building projects in the Western Balkans.