Jul 02, 2012
The Nordic Council of Ministers for Finance met in Oslo on July 2. They reiterated the need to continue to assume responsibility for the global economy and to commit to international co-operation on long-term economic policy. They also stated that additional measures to boost growth and competitiveness are crucial for the future.
Jun 29, 2012
Nordic Ministers for food and forestry meet to discuss Rio+20 outcome. Adopt new declaration stressing the global responsibility of the Nordic countries for food security and pledging to increase the effort of the primary sector to promote green growth.
Jun 23, 2012
A 10-year framework programme for sustainable consumption and production (SCP) is included in the Rio+20 outcome. Numerous activities on SCP have taken place during the conference and the Nordic Council of Ministers took part in several events highlighting Nordic achievements and contributing to the global dialogue within this field.
Jun 19, 2012
No sustainable development without equal rights. That was the clear message coming from a Nordic Council of Ministers’ seminar at Rio+20 on the interconnection between gender, equality, welfare , green economy and the climate.
Jun 29, 2012
Stricter requirements for emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus from treatment plants, and a reform of agricultural policy are important steps in the continued work for a cleaner Baltic Sea, say the MPs in the Nature and Environment Committee.
Jun 21, 2012
At Rio+20 Nordic politicians met with their German and Russian counterparts to discuss energy policy. The conclusion was that closer cooperation is needed around the Baltic Sea to ensure a sustainable energy development.
Jun 27, 2012
The statement by the Belarusian electoral commission that it will make no changes to the electoral system before the country's elections in September calls for a reaction from the democratic world", says the President of the Nordic Council, Kimmo Sasi, who is now calling for free and open elections in Belarus.