Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DT 11 / 2013

Unspent forest climate aid could reach NOK 5 billion by year’s end

Huge Norwegian aid investments aim to slow tropical forest destruction. Six years after Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced his plan to protect tropical forests as a way of mitigating climate change, NOK 8.4 billion in Norwegian aid have been disbursed, but NOK 4 billion remain unspent.

‘New SADEV’ vows to be independent of Foreign Ministry

The success of the new Swedish aid evaluation commission depends on whether the Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson can keep her hands off it.

Norway puts breaks on privatisation drive in World Bank fisheries plan

A high-profile World Bank fisheries initiative sponsored by Norway has been criticised for focusing on privatisation and ignoring local fishermen.