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Taking a step in the right direction, Norway recently recommended that its massive $1 trillion wealth fund should divest from oil and gas producing companies. The news that the world’s largest wealth fund, known as the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), which is highly influential just by its huge financial size, will divest from companies that […]

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In a move that is being celebrated by environmentalists across the globe, Norway just became world’s first country to ban the imports of deforestation-related palm oil. It should be noted that palm oil industry in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia is responsible for large-scale deforestation leading to climate change and habitat destruction of several endangered […]

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Norway has always been a champion of sustainability and renewable energy. The country’s latest pro-environment initiative is aimed at making its pristine fjords an emission-free zone. Every year, thousands of tourists pass through Norway’s incredible fjords on cruise ships, which leads to a substantial spike in local air pollution levels. Now the Norwegian parliament has accepted […]

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Norway is famous for its environment-friendly initiatives and the latest one to join the list is the country’s plan to switch to electric planes in an effort to slow down climate change. The country already has world’s highest per capita number of electric cars. State-owned Avinor, which operates most of the country’s airports, plans to adopt […]

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In a huge victory for animal rights activists, Norway has decided to introduce a complete ban on fur farming. It is reported that all fur farms in the country will be required to close down by 2025. The country currently has nearly 300 fur farms, which produce fur from 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year. […]

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The people of Norway have taken their country’s commitment of gradually moving towards zero-emission vehicles quite seriously. Official data reveals that more than half of all new cars bought in the country in 2017 were either electric or hybrid. Zero-emission, mainly all-electric as well as a few hydrogen-powered cars accounted for 20.9% of total sales […]

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In the past four days, more than a 100 reindeer have been killed by freight trains in 8 different accidents in Norway. In a single horrific incident, 65 reindeer were killed by a freight train heading towards the northern town of Bodo on Saturday. “It was a blood bath,” a reindeer herder, Torstein Appfjell, 59, said in a […]

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A group of environmentalists led by Greenpeace and Youth and Nature filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government for its decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration. The protesters said the move would make it difficult for the country to meet its Paris Agreement targets and would negatively impact the health […]

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