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News: Norway

From Risk to Rescue

A collaborative project with the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators explored the potential role of cruise vessels as first responders in oil spill events
10 May 2021

25 years of peace and cooperation – Highlights from Arctic Frontiers

On the occasion of the Arctic Council’s anniversary, the Arctic Frontiers 2021 virtual conference hosted a high-level dialogue on the Council’s track record of 25 years o...
19 Feb 2021

EPPR helps small communities prepare for oil spill risks with launch of educational video

The video creates awareness on impacts and risks of oil spills and challenges they may create in small communities
01 Dec 2020

Interview with Norway’s new Senior Arctic Official, Hilde Svartdal Lunde

Hilde Svartdal Lunde is Norway’s new Senior Arctic Official and a seasoned Arctic expert. While she was still in her diplomatic training, she visited the Arctic for the f...
25 Aug 2020

The Snowflake International Arctic Station – A hub for energy innovation and cultural exchange

The Snowflake International Arctic Station provides a stepping-stone towards advancing carbon-free technologies in the Arctic. The new Russian year-round research station...
21 Aug 2020

Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

Today the Foreign Ministers from the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working ...
06 May 2019

Interview with Bård Ivar Svendsen, Senior Arctic Official for Norway

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Bård Ivar Svendsen as the new Senior Arctic Official for Norway. In this interview, get to know his background and what he sees as th...
21 Sep 2018

Interview with co-chairs of Task Force on Oil Pollution Prevention

In a brief interview, Senior Arctic Officials from Norway and the Russian Federation comment on their countries’ work to prevent oil pollution in the Arctic marine enviro...
16 Oct 2014

Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Secretariat

Mr. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, visited the Arctic Council Secretariat on Friday, 4th April 2014. Magnús Jóhannesson, Director of the Arctic Coun...
09 Apr 2014

Workshop on reducing Black Carbon emissions from residential wood combustion

The Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and the Finnish Environment Institute hosted an Arctic Contaminants Action program (ACAP) working group workshop in Oslo on 18t...
28 Jun 2013

Video from Host Country Agreement Signing

View the video from the Host Country Agreement signing ceremony in Tromsø last week.
29 Jan 2013
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