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  • NOK 100 million for climate adaptation in the least developed countries

    04/12/2023 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The least developed countries are hardest hit by climate change, while at the same time lacking sufficient capacity and resources to meet the climate challenges. The contribution from Norway will reach those who need it most.

  • Norway invests NOK 350 million in 'invisible results'

    03/12/2023 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is contributing NOK 350 million to WFP's flagship programme to improve crisis prevention. Early warning-based response to food insecurity and other crises reduces humanitarian needs.

  • Focus on forest conservation and oceans at Climate Action Summit

    02/12/2023 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 2 December, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre participated in the World Climate Action Summit at COP28 in Dubai, along with Heads of State and Government from Brazil, France, Tonga, Ghana and Indonesia. In his remarks, Mr Støre emphasised the

  • Battery initiative to promote renewable energy in developing countries

    02/12/2023 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In the course of 2024, a new partnership will devote at least USD 1 billion in a historic effort to integrate batteries into the energy systems of developing countries. The aim is to provide millions of people with reliable access to solar and wind

  • COP28: Norway to provide NOK 270 million to new climate fund

    02/12/2023 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre announced at the UN climate summit (COP28) in Dubai that Norway will provide NOK 270 million to the new fund for loss and damage associated with climate change (Loss and Damage Fund).

  • Norway invests NOK 200 million in clean cooking solutions in Africa

    02/12/2023 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Over 2.3 billion people do not have access to clean cooking facilities and must use charcoal and other fossil fuels to put food on the table, putting their health at risk. Norway announces a NOK 200 million agreement that will give up to 3.6 million

  • Norway to participate as guest country in G20

    01/12/2023 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Brazil has now taken over the G20 Presidency for the next year and has invited Norway to participate as a guest country in the G20’s work. ‘Brazil’s invitation to Norway to participate in the G20 the next year represents a major vote of confidence.

  • Støre and Kerry call for accelerated efforts to cut emissions from shipping

    01/12/2023 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry are co-leading an international initiative to accelerate reduction of emissions from the shipping sector. Under the Green Shipping Challenge event, various

  • Deeply regret that the ceasefire in Gaza is not continued

    01/12/2023 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'There has been unimaginable suffering for far too long in Gaza. The extensive warfare we have witnessed has taken a severe toll on the civilian population’, said Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Espen Barth Eide.

  • Ministerial Council in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine

    01/12/2023 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide is joining foreign ministers from most of the 57 OSCE participating states at the annual Ministerial Council being held this year in Skopje, North Macedonia.

  • Indonesia and Norway strengthen joint efforts to beat climate change

    01/12/2023 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Indonesia is a global leader in reducing deforestation - now with the lowest reported levels in 20 years. To recognize Indonesia’s impressive results, Norway announces a contribution of 100 million US dollars to support the country’s continuous

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    01/12/2023 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s Council of State, The King has honourably discharged Mr. Tomas Norvoll as state secretary to Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Ms. Tonje Brenna. Mr. Norvoll is appointed again as state secretary to Minister of Digitalisation and

  • Norway signs new agreements for climate adaptation with NOK 500 million

    01/12/2023 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    While global funding for climate change adaptation is declining, Norway is announcing new agreements for climate adaptation worth more than NOK 500 million, in line with the goal of tripling it by 2026.

  • Norway has delivered the first F-16’s to Romania

    01/12/2023 News story Ministry of Defence

    - Three pilots from Romania will take off from Rygge Airfield this week with three overhauled F-16 back home to Romania. The purchase of F-16 will aid in the modernization and defence of Romania, an allied nation in NATOs eastern flank, that also

  • Norway donates NOK 250 million to food security in Ukraine through the Nansen programme

    30/11/2023 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, at the food security summit in Ukraine, Norway will announce NOK 200 million to the World Food Programme, including the important humanitarian food programme "Grain from Ukraine". Additional NOK 50 million will be donated to the World Bank's

  • Continued strong Norwegian support for Ukraine's war of self-defence

    29/11/2023 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Ukraine is our top priority and will remain so for a long time to come. Norway will stand by Ukraine for as long as it takes', says Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

  • Norway congratulates Philippines on start of peace negotiations

    28/11/2023 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to congratulate the government of the Philippines and the communist movement NDFP on their decision to start formal peace negotiations. This is an important and timely step towards securing lasting peace in the Philippines,’ said

  • Norway to increase support for the Palestinians

    24/11/2023 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In response to the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza, the Norwegian Government has proposed to increase support for the Palestinian people by NOK 470 million. This will bring Norway’s total support to the Palestinians in 2023 to more than

  • Norway will develop a new super missile

    24/11/2023 News story Ministry of Defence

    Norway is the world leader in missile production and produces one of the most advanced missiles in the world. Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram (Sp) reports that the government will now begin the development of the next generation missile. The

  • Norway will implement new rules for taxation of large multinational enterprises

    24/11/2023 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Today the Government put forward a Bill to the Norwegian parliament to implement internationally agreed rules on global minimum tax. This will deter profit shifting and ensure large business groups pay at least 15 per cent tax on their profits. The

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