Turning political pledges into action on climate change

Norwegian University Of Science

In the end, someone must make the decision to launch climate initiatives – and in most political systems, that decision making requires support from the key players. An oil nation’s climate obligations With just 5 million people, Norway seems an unlikely player on the world climate policy stage. Credit: JK Røttereng The first way is to store carbon dioxide in trees, by protecting tropical forests. Røttereng said that the difficulties of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at home have led Norway to support alternative approaches to cutting emissions – like tropical forest protection abroad and global initiatives to advance storing carbon in geological formations. A determined optimist Røttereng isn’t sure that the 190 countries headed to Paris later this year will be able to come up with an agreement that will achieve the emissions reductions the world needs.

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