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Oslo Zero Climate Conference looks at cooperation. The fifth Zero Emission Conference in Oslo started with discussion about the need to establish a new climate agreement. The fifth Zero Emission Conference in Oslo started with discussion about the need to establish a new climate agreement.Cooperation In his speech on yesterday’s first day, environmental foundation Zero (the Zero Emission Resource Orgnisation) reports Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was pessimistic about reaching this at next month’s summit in Calcun.

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Oslo Zero Climate Conference looks at cooperation

Published on Tuesday, 23rd November, 2010 at 11:27 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu and Michael Sandelson   .

The fifth Zero Emission Conference in Oslo started with discussion about the need to establish a new climate agreement.

Prime Minister Stoltenberg at ZERO10
Prime Minister Stoltenberg at ZERO10
Photo: ZERO/Flickr


The fifth Zero Emission Conference in Oslo started with discussion about the need to establish a new climate agreement.

Cooperation

In his speech on yesterday’s first day, environmental foundation Zero (the Zero Emission Resource Orgnisation) reports Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was pessimistic about reaching this at next month’s summit in Calcun.

He said he believes climate and poverty problems are connected, claiming they are underestimated, globally.

“The world’s population is going to increase dramatically at the same time that emissions are to be reduced. [Solutions to both] must be found, but this is extremely difficult because most countries fear the fight against poverty will be hindered by climate measures.”

Prime Minister Stoltenberg encouraged developing cooperation between groups of smaller countries, referring to what has been achieved with deforestation, and calling for action now.

“We cannot wait for a major international agreement before proceeding with climate measures,” he said.

Frugal

Sir Bob Geldof at ZERO10
Sir Bob Geldof at ZERO10
ZERO/Flickr
Sir Bob Geldof, who is also amongst the delegates as well as the IPCC's (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairperson Dr Rajendra Pachauri, said that, “Norway can be a leader on climate and climate solution.”

He stated Norway has the advantage of being a neutral country, which gives it the possibility to show leadership in international climate solutions.

“It is a small country, but a major economic one.”

However, founder of the ECF (European Climate Foundation) George Polk advised Norway to be cautious how it spends its money.

“Your "oljefond" (Government Pension Fund – Global) is a brilliant thing. To take the financial means you make on your resources, and spend them on other sectors like development of environmental technology and social welfare, is very smart. The worst you could do in Norway, would be to spend the money you earn on fossil resources, on more exploitation on these resources,” he said.

Today, the participants are focusing on specific solutions towards all climate sector measures.



Published on Tuesday, 23rd November, 2010 at 11:27 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu and Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: zero, conference, oslo, jens, stoltenberg, bob, geldof, george, polk, cancun, deal, rajendra, pachauri, ipcc, intergovernmental, panel, climate, change.





  
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