- Vi skal udnytte det fulde potentiale i det nordiske fællesskab. I dag sætter vi punktum i en historisk aftale, der forpligter Danmark til at arbejde målrettet for at sikre den frie bevægelighed i Norden.
The cultural and creative industries (CCI) in the Northern Dimension area have an impressive capacity for growth, so important in a time of economic downturn. This conference will highlight the sustainable growth potential in the cultural and creative industries and seek to bridge the gap between the industry, policymakers and potential investors.
The Rio+20 summit will accentuate the management crisis that characterizes international environmental corporation. Politicians probably won’t agree on anything substantial. Instead, new networks – spearheaded by companies, NGOs and cities – will set the agenda for the future.
Most people are prepared to express their support for the green economy. Some would also see the green economy as a vehicle for achieving other social and economic targets. At the same time, one cannot note any strong expansion of the green economy, at least not globally. Why such a discrepancy, and what could be done to reduce it? This is a wide subject, and I will only discuss some economic and financial aspects.
Det er de færreste steder i verden, at oprindelige folk selv kan bestemme over deres liv. Det er derfor vigtigt, at de aftaler, som verdens lande bliver enige om på Rio+20, respekterer FN Erklæringen om oprindelige folks rettigheder.
Here in Rio, in the physical heat as well as the heat of last-minute negotiations, it is hard to imagine the areas of ice and snow that make up the “cryosphere.” Yet when it comes to the challenge of sustainable development, few communities face greater challenges than the peoples living in alpine and polar areas such as the Himalayas, the Arctic, and Andes.
The Nordic model – Nordic capitalism that I prefer to call it – has proved that high living standards and well-being can be combined with clever and responsible environmental and resource policies. I am proud of this, but still, a lot more needs to be done.
Once upon a time, on a faraway planet, a group of highly sophisticated beings were faced with a crisis. They had made great progress indeed, but it had come at a cost: profound changes to the planet’s natural cycles. Now their atmosphere was warming, their oceans acidifying and their food security was severely threatened. An emergency meeting was called to discuss possible solutions.
Norden har varit aktiv internationellt för att förbättra informationen om och hanteringen av kemikalier i varor, inte minst inom ramen för den globala kemikaliestrategin SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management) och projektet ”Chemicals in Products” som leds av FN:s miljöprogram UNEP.