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Norway failed CCS PM lands prestigious climate post after losing election. Labour’s (Ap) Jens Stoltenberg did not realise proclaimed full-scale carbon capture and storage in his time in power. The former Prime Minister now joins influential people from 13 other countries advising on policies tackling climate change risk and delivering improved economic growth, just one month following his exit from Office. Mr Stoltenberg sits on the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Established by Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, it is headed by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. Other former heads of government and finance ministers and leaders in the fields of economics, business and finance comprise an international council overseeing it.

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Norway failed CCS PM lands prestigious climate post after losing election

Published on Thursday, 14th November, 2013 at 12:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 14th November 2013 at 16:26.

Labour’s (Ap) Jens Stoltenberg did not realise proclaimed full-scale carbon capture and storage in his time in power. The former Prime Minister now joins influential people from 13 other countries advising on policies tackling climate change risk and delivering improved economic growth, just one month following his exit from Office.

Jens Stoltenberg
Mr Stoltenberg bids his Party colleagues welcome to the hard work involved towards a 2017 general election victoryJens Stoltenberg
Photo: Norwegian Labour Party


Mr Stoltenberg sits on the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Established by Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, it is headed by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón.

Other former heads of government and finance ministers and leaders in the fields of economics, business and finance comprise an international council overseeing it.

The Commission’s flagship project, the New Climate Economy, was launched in New York on 24 September just before the opening of the UN General Assembly.

“Climate impacts are rising and the evidence of warming is increasingly clear, but most economic analysis still does not properly factor in the increasing risks of climate change or the potential benefits of acting on it,” said Commission Chair and former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón.

“We need urgently to identify how we can achieve economic growth and job creation while also reducing emissions and tackling climate change,” he added.

“The world faces two great challenges: to fight poverty and to fight global warming. We cannot choose between them," declared then incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg. He now sits on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.

Mr Stoltenberg’s remarks came just weeks after his centre-left government had crashed its aimed full-scale CCS ‘moon landing’ project at Mongstad into crater.

Frederic Hauge, leader of environmental foundation Bellona, called it “one of the ugliest political crash landings we have ever seen.”

The issue was not part of this year’s general election campaign. Labour was silent about the Mongstad matter. Head of Greenpeace Norway Truls Gulowsen called the move “rather sensible”.

Labour Youth (AUF) leader Eskil Pedersen claims a weak climate policy lost the main Party the election after eight years in power.

“We didn’t have good answers regarding the environmental debate,” he told Aftenposten, Thursday, “Our policies were inadequate.”

Mr Pedersen added that Labour having the best answers to a complex issue such as this is a long-standing Party tradition, and tactically important. Newcomer Miljøpartiet De Grønne (MDG) gained many Labour voters, according to him.

“People vote for a good future. We had no future-oriented matters, no climate credibility which got voters to vote for us,” he said.

Looking to the future himself, Mr Pedersen stressed the Party has to knock the matter of oil drilling off Lofoten and Vesterålen on the head to exhibit sound environmental policy.

“We appear as being an oil Party, one focusing entirely on full speed ahead, and one that will let the oil industry get everything it asks for. This has to change,” he concluded.

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate’s New Climate Economy project report is expected September 2014.

Other Commission members include Helen Clark, head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday, Daniel Doctoroff, and professor at the London School of Economics Lord Nicholas Stern.



Published on Thursday, 14th November, 2013 at 12:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 14th November 2013 at 16:26.

This post has the following tags: norwayclimate, co2, climatechange.





  
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