Norway ‘speaks with two tongues’ on indigenous peoples’ rights

Through its recent engagement in tropical forest issues, Norway has championed the rights of indigenous peoples. But when it comes to hydropower interests, the tone is quite different.

The Petroleum Ministry insists that minorities must not be given “veto rights" over dam projects that affect them, while the Foreign Ministry wants to rethink that position.

Friends of the Earth Norway says this contradiction undermines Norway’s approach in the climate negotiations.

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