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2011

Annual report 2011

A presentation of Norges Naturvernforbund’s international project activity in 2010. Our activity in 2010 covered environmental, educational, energy and climate projects in 20 countries, most of which in the Commonwealth of Independent States, but also several African countries.

 

2010

 

Annual report 2009

A presentation of Norges Naturvernforbund’s international project activity in 2009. Our activity in 2009 covered environmental, educational, energy and climate projects in 20 countries, most of which in the Commonwealth of Independent States, but also several African countries.

 

TRADE FLOW IN THE ASIAN SEAFOOD BUSINESS 03/10 (in Russian)

This report shows that there still are illegal landings of cod and haddock coming out of the Barents Sea. The theft of fish in the volumes estimated by the Directorate of Fisheries is among the most serious economic crimes in Norway.

 

2009

 

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SERVICES FOR HOUSEHOLDS AND SMALL BUSINESSES – BARRIERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 10/09

This report looks at barriers to improved energy efficiency and to increasing use of renewable energy for households and small businesses in developing countries.

 

 

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KLIMA FOR ENDRING 2009

Klimaendringene vil ha dramatiske konsekvenser for oss i Norge. Men aller hardest rammes de i fattige land. Denne utstillingen viser hvordan ekstremvær, stigende hav og mangel på ferskvann kan ramme de menneskene som er aller mest sårbare fra før. Å stoppe klimaendringene handler om å sikre disse menneskenes framtid.

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2008

A presentation of Norges Naturvernforbund’s international project activity in 2008. Our activity in 2008 covered environmental, educational, energy and climate projects in 17 countries, most of which in the Commonwealth of Independent States, but also in several African countries.

 

KLIMA FOR ENDRING 2009

Et informasjons- og debatthefte fra Norges Naturvernforbund og Unio om klimaendringene.  Klimaendringene er farlige, urettferdige og allerede i gang. Menneskeskapte utslipp av klimagasser påvirker jordas klima, og gir en global temperaturstigning som er raskere enn naturlig. Dette har dramatiske konsekvenser, og kan true livsgrunnlag og økosystemer over hele verden.

 

TRADE FLOW IN THE ASIAN SEAFOOD BUSINESS 04/09

This report shows that there still are illegal landings of cod and haddock coming out of the Barents Sea. The theft of fish in the volumes estimated by the Directorate of Fisheries is
among the most serious economic crimes in Norway.

 

REAL COST OF NUCLEAR ENERGY 04/09

Funded and requested by Norges Naturvernforbund, this report aims to get a better understanding of Belarus's future challanges  in terms of energy supply, and why nuclear power will not help to solve these.

 

REPORT ON SMALL-SCALE ENERGY CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN TAJIKISTAN 04/09

This information report describes small-scale energy conservation projects implemented in 2006-2008 by the environmental organization "The little Earth" with support from the Friends of the Earth Norway.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING METHODS FOR TAJIKISTAN 03/09

This report, “Energy efficient building methods for Tajikistan” has been made by Gaia Architects on commission by Norges Naturvernforbund (NNV). Architect Rolf Jacobsen has been the main contributor and architect Arild Berg has been involved through corrections and discussions. NNV is involved in energy saving programs in Tajikistan, and wants to examine and address the possibilities of achieving improvements based on the use of traditional and natural building methods.

 

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS IN EAST AFRICA 02/09

Norges Naturvernforbund wanted to hear from local NGOs in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania what experience they have with energy development projects and get their advice for future action. This report is the result of that cooperation.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS 2009

A large number of serious ecological problems of world scale are connected with the production and use of energy. The idea of the SPARE program is to go from a discussion of global problems to practical actions of schoolchildren, to receive an answer to the question: How can we satisfy our need for energy (heating, light, transport) without dangerous and devastating consequences for nature?

 

SPARE LEAFLET 2009

Information about SPARE - International school project on application of resources and energy. The largest international school project on energy, climate and environment.

 

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT - TEXTBOOK FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM 2009

This workbook is part of the international educational program for school children SPARE (School Program for Application of Resources and Energy).

 

2008

 

EXHIBITION - ARE YOU AS SMART AS THE POLAR BEAR? 2008

The Polar Bear is the biggest of the worlds Bears. It has the entire Arctic as its habitat and spends much time on the sea ice. Because it usually is icy cold in the Arctic it is equipped with the best insulation in the animal kingdom. With this exhibition we will show you how you can help the Polar Bear to keep the sea ice, by learning from the Polar Bears best characteristic.

 

UTSTILLING - ER DU LIKE SMART SOM ISBJØRNEN? 2008

Isbjørnen er den største av verdens bjørnearter. Den har hele Arktis som leveområde og tilbringer mye av tiden på sjøisen. Fordi det som oftest er isende kaldt i Arktis er den utstyrt med dyrelivets beste isolering. Med denne utstillingen vil vi vise deg hvordan du kan hjelpe isbjørnen med å bevare sjøisen, ved å lære av isbjørnens beste egenskap.

 

SEEN FROM THE SOUTH: A REVIEW OF NORWEGIAN CLIMATE POLICY 12/08

The aim of this report is to help us see the Norwegian climate policy in a global perspective. The rich, industrialised countries historically are responsible for the major share of the green house gas emissions causing climate change, but today’s poor countries will face the most serious impacts. The unjust nature of climate change must be reflected and compensated for in international climate change agreements and in the policies of rich countries. How is this reflected in Norwegian climate policy?

 

TRANSFER OF CLIMATE-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES 06/08

The improvement of living conditions for the poor in developing countries can be combined with combating climate change. The transfer of technology can help to reduce emissions from energy use. This report is focusing on simple, decentralised technologies that cover the basic needs for cooking, lightning and electric appliances. Non-governmental organisations have an important role in the transfer of this type of energy technology.

 

CONCEPT OF A DECOMMISSIONING PLAN FOR OLD RUSSIAN NUCLEAR REACTORS 2008

Naturvernforbundet and our project partners have made guiding principles for what a decommissioning plan for old Russian reactors should contain. This report is a result from the project “From closed room to openness: involvement of civil society in the future of the nuclear reactors in North West Russia”.

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2007

A presentation of Norges Naturvernforbund’s international project activity in 2007. Our activity covered in 2007 projects on environment, education, energy and climate in 16 countries, most of which in Commonwealth of Independent States, but also in several African countries.

 

2007

 

SOLAR ENERGY FOR KYRGYZSTAN PROJECT REPORT 2005-2007

The project ‘Solar energy for Kyrgyzstan!’ on solar energy use in Republic of Kyrgyzstan was implemented by the environmental organisation BIOM from Kyrgyzstan and Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature/Friends of the Earth - Norway (Norges Naturvernforbund), with an aim to make this technology of using sunlight for water heating accessible to everyone.

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Building a movement to resist the rush for new oil in Africa

18.06.2010

Albertine Rift Valley is one of Africa's most important biodiversity conservation areas and gives livelihoods to millions of people. However, oil companies and governments are now eager to pump up the big quantities of oil which have been discovered under the surface. In May, representatives from the Oilwatch Africa Network and Norges Naturvernforbund (Friends of the Earth Norway) visited the Ugandan part of this unique area to learn, share experiences and support the struggle to preserve all the values of the area.

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A new round of climate negotiations takes place in Bonn

06.06.2010

A new regular session of climate negotiations began in Bonn, Germany, on Monday. Representatives of 182 countries - members of the UN participate in the session, which is to last until Friday, June 11. Currently, the world's emissions of greenhouse gases are regulated by the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in late 2012.

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Hydro supports dirty Russian aluminium production

10.05.2010

Despite severe health and environmental consequences caused by the Russian aluminum production, the Norwegian company Hydro imports a significant proportion of their aluminum from the country. A number of Russian and European environmental organizations are demanding Hydro to either cease the import, or put significant pressure on the Russian aluminum industry to improve the environmental performance.

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“Solar barrels” assembling workshop in Bishkek

21.03.2010

On March 19th and 20th 2010 “solar barrels” assembling workshop took place in environment and economics lyceum 65 in Bishkek. It was organized by BIOM environmental movement in cooperation with Norwegian Society for Nature Conservation and with the help from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry as part of SPARE project.

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SPARE competition in Bulgaria: The winners of the awarded projects were announced officially

16.03.2010

The winners of the national SPARE competition were announced during the forum "Environmental message for Tarnovo" organised elegantly by the American College Arcus on 15th March, 2010. The national coordinator Todor Todorov announced the results of the competition in front of a prominent audience - the mayor of the city of Veliko Tarnovo d-r Rashev, local and national media, representatives of the Board of the Arcus College, the management of the College, teachers and students.

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Best energy saving projects of young Ukrainians to be presented in Oslo

18.02.2010

The final round of the International Competition on Youth Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Projects was held in Kyiv at the National Environmental and Naturalistic Youth Center of Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science. The works of the winners from Ukraine will be presented this spring in the final contest in the Norwegian capital Oslo.

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Seminar on ICS stoves in Khusravi district of Tajikistan

19.01.2010

A practical seminar on energy saving cooking stoves was held in Nosiri village of Khusravi district. The event was organized by «Little Earth» environmental organization with the help from Norwegian Society for Nature Conservation. The main task of the practical training was to demonstrate new and more advanced clay stoves constructions for cooking.

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If I were a minister of energy…

17.01.2010

In January 2010 the Month of Energy Saving was organized in Ismailli district of Azerbaijan. Competitions, actions and other events took place at some schools. After exchanging views on global warming, COP-15, the consequences of climate change in Azerbaijan, the school children answered the following question “What steps would I undertake if I were a minister of energy?”

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SPARE present at climate summit in Copenhagen

09.12.2009

Representatives of several organizations active in SPARE are present in Copenhagen. The main task of the organizations is to influence on their national delegations policies and positions in the negotiations, and to bring information back to their home countries on the negotiations.

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SPARE participate in a new Public Chamber working group in Russia

04.12.2009

Public Chamber of Russia has formed a working group on environmental education and public awareness. The working group has high level participation and aim at more and better environmental education in Russia. SPARE has been recognized as one of the most important stakeholders and invited to participate.

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Russia strengthens climate targets

19.11.2009

Today, Russia has announced it will increase their climate goals for 2020. The current goals are at 10-15 percent below 1990-levels, but at today’s EU summit Russia announced new targets of 25 percent below 1990-levels.

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