By Martin Norman*, Greenpeace, 6 June 2014 — Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature.

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Image: Greenpeace

So when world governments come together to discuss ways to prevent climate chaos, Norway typically scores high.

We support progressive measures and fund action in poor countries. Just today [June 6, 2014] at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Norway’s environment minister Tine Sundtoft said pretty much what civil society observers wanted to hear – that climate-warming pollution must simply be phased out altogether in a fairly short time:

“We need to approach zero net emissions by the middle of the century.”

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