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“There is no business on a dead planet!” Petter A. Stordalen, owner of Scandinavia’s largest hotel group Nordic Choice, often leads off his speeches with this blunt statement. Since Petter enjoys doing business, he is concerned. “If there is a chance that our planet will die, then why sit around and wait for it to […] Read more …
Anyone ever feel that our global climate change issues feel so big and complex that real change only seems possible by securing international consensus and agreements among a select few “power persons”? I will admit that this thought does strike me – and my guess is – I’m not alone. In an earlier blog I […] Read more …
More and more it feels like our globe is shrinking – and shrinking fast. The global village seems no longer just a buzz word. We now have the ability to travel just about anywhere in less than a day, communicate real time with billions of “connected villagers”, and to trade and to consume products from […] Read more …
Two years ago the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation decided to bring European NGOs together, attempting to agree on a pan-European standard for green electricity. Despite much initial skepticism and tough discussions along the way, the new label EKOenergy was established this winter. So far 23 different environmental NGOs, in 19 countries, are in agreement […] Read more …
Anyone ever feel that climate change issues sometimes feel so big and complex that real change seems impossible? It is easy to become gloomy and depressed. To succeed in building a sustainable and decarbonized society we need hope, enthusiasm, inspiration and strong will. We need to convince ourselves that the impossible is possible – irrespective […] Read more …
The transformation of transport away from fossil fuels is vital in our drive toward a more sustainable society. Electric power is today the best available option. To make a positive impact the EV industry needs to step up, and ensure that all new energy need to propel the EV come from renewable sources. Today this […] Read more …
«Dear citizens, …as your Prime Minister I stand here today with a serious and demanding message. Normally I use the opportunity of speaking to you on the eve of a new year to highlight a range of issues both in our own immediate environment and in the world around us. These issues are often evident, […] Read more …
“The Doha talks” are already being dismissed as a failure. Global leaders have again shown that willingness to make any coordinated moves toward curbing severe climate changes just isn’t on their agenda. This unwillingness to act is for many people quite incomprehensible. It is also scary, sad and frustrating. But instead of letting ourselves be […] Read more …