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!
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.
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.
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.