The polar marine research institute PINRO invites to international conference on fisheries and petroleum issues from 28th to 30th of October 2009 in Murmansk. Norges Naturvernforbund is member of the organizing committee, and brings Norwegian experience on interaction between fisheries and petroleum extraction into the conference.
15. September is school start for more than 175 000 pupils in over 4500 schools that will learn about sustainable energy use through the SPARE project. Norges Naturvernforbund`s school project SPARE (School Project on Application of Resources and Energy) teaches pupils from 17 countries about the connection between energy consumption and environmental consequences.
In a unique partnership project Norges Naturvernforbund contribute to unite governmental and non-governmental organisations in a makeover for environmental education in Belarus. 26th of March SPARE was launched as a national project on energy and climate education in Belarus.
Norges Naturvernforbund has together with local partner EcoVision rebuilt the minor wing of school number 7 in Gori, Georgia. All the windows were blown out when a bomb hit nearby the school during the war actions in August. 1500 pupils have since the war had to attend education in regional schools.
Norges Naturvernforbund has in cooperation with local organizations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania written a report focusing on the necessary framework for small-scale sustainable energy projects to succeed.
This is the message that Friends of the Earth International is urging its members and the general public to send to the political leaders of Nigeria. See the petition and background information here!
That the world's natural resources should be managed in an environmentally responsible manner both nationally and internationally. This means ensuring equitable access and distribution between the rich and the poor - both within and between countries and between generations. To achieve this, nature's ability to provide a secure livelihood for all must be maintained. This assumes that the loss of biodiversity is halted and reversed, and that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced in line with scientists' recommendations to avoid serious climate change.
We believe that international environmental and management regimes should be open and democratic, promoting development with reduced environmental impacts. At the same time vulnerable groups' rights to manage and harvest the natural resources must be safeguarded.