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Energy and climate in South

Project to increase access to energy services through awareness building, involvement of population and development of local sustainable energy solutions, with focus on environmental concerns when developing energy sector. We hope to increase level of critical information on climate change consequences in South, through cooperation with local partner organizations.

 

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Sustainable Energy Solutions in East Africa

Sustainable Energy Solutions in East Africa

27.01.2009:

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.

Stop gas flaring in Nigeria!

Stop gas flaring in Nigeria!

12.01.2009:

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!

24 hours of sunshine in Mozambique

24 hours of sunshine in Mozambique

17.12.2008:

In Maringue district in central Mozambique people can now see the effects of using solar energy for lighting their homes. Through a project supported by Norges Naturvernforbund has more than 80 families within short time purchased a solar panel system. The costs of the solar panels can be paid back over some few months with the money saved for lamp oil and radio batteries. In addition a considerable health gain is achieved when the indoor air is not polluted by the lamp fume.

Climate views from South

Climate views from South

12.12.2008:

The Norwegian Minister for Environment and Development told today environmentalists from Brazil and Nepal that he is on the restrictive side when it comes to new licenses for oil extraction in Norway. Mr. Solheim participated in an electronic meeting on Norwegian climate policy arranged by Norges Naturvernforbund, Norwegian Rainforest Foundation and Future in Our Hands.

Nigerian partner group detained by military at Shell site

Nigerian partner group detained by military at Shell site

03.09.2008:

Last night, Environmental Rights Action (ERA), the Nigerian partner of Friends of The Earth Norway (FoEN), issued a message that a group of 25 persons were detained by the military when visiting one of Shell’s gas flaring sites at the Iwherekan Community. FoEN should have been part of this field trip, but was unable because the visa was not granted in time.