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Several Australian media outlets have in recent days grossly misrepresented Norwegian climate targets by stating that Norway's emission reduction target of at least 40 % reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, is amongst the weakest in the OECD. The outlets describe Norway's target as a 22 % reduction when using 2005 as the base year. This is factually wrong. Norway's emissions did in fact... Read more

Ambassador Kløvstad meets with Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of New South Wales

Australia remains to be a popular place for Norwegian Students wishing to study overseas. There are around 900 Norwegian students currently studying in Australia. Read more

Photo: DFAT.

Last week Ambassador Kløvstad joined many of her colleagues within the Canberra Diplomatic Corps on a Diplomatic trip to South Australia hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop MP, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read more

Norwegian director Torill Kove, who won the Academy Award in 2007, is competing again with her new animated short, Me and My Moulton (Moulton og meg). Read more

Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights. Read more

Photo: Green Climate Fund.

Norway will provide NOK 1.6 billion (USD 258 mill) to the Green Climate Fund over the next four years. With this announcement, the total amount pledged to the Fund has now reached the equivalent of USD 9.95 billion. Read more

Ambassador Kløvstad & Frank Mathisen. 
Photo: SBS Norsk - Frank Mathisen.

Ambassador Kløvstad speaks to SBS Norwegian presenter, Frank Mathisen. Read more

Ambassador Unni Kløvstad together with the Hon Bill Marmion and Managing Director at Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Christian Due. 
Photo: Kaja Glomm.

The inaugural Norwegian Embassy Annual Business Seminar was held in Perth, Friday 24 October. Read more

From left: Elisabeth Hallenstvedt, Kaja Glomm, Petter Ølberg, Ambassador Unni Kløvstad, Petter Nore and Lillian Andenæs.

A delegation of senior officials from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Australia 21-24 October for trade policy consultations with their Australian counterparts. Read more

2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai. Read more

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Norway is the first country to support the World Bank’s new multidonor fund for the fight against Ebola. Read more

The Norwegian Embassy hosted two Standing Committees from the Norwegian Parliament over two weeks this September. The Standing Committee on Health and Care Services visited Australia to learn about topics such as emergency medicine, e-Health and pharmaceutical policy. Meanwhile, the Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs were in New Zealand to see how the government work t... Read more

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This afteternoon (17:00 hrs GMT+10), September 17th, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide will be speaking at a global security conference in Oslo entitled “A Nexus of Global Threats. Concepts and Response”. Read more

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Norway will contribute NOK 30 million (approximately AUD 5 million) to renewable energy initiatives in small island states. Read more

Australia Brownfields Conference was organised by Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners – INTSOK, and was held in Perth 14 August 2014. Read more

Photo: Tore Moe / Intsok.

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Statistics Norway finds that Norwegian trade and industry has far more innovators than previously indicated. Statistics Norway compiled data on the four main types of innovation: product innovation, process innovation, organisational innovation and marketing innovation. The results show a 15 per cent increase in the number of Norwegian companies reporting innovation activities compared to the... Read more

Photo: Thomas Iversen / Forsvarets Mediesenter.

This week’s ABC News’ «Foreign Correspondent» investigated gender equality in the Norwegian Armed Forces. Foreign Correspondent's Eric Campbell travelled to the remote and breathtakingly beautiful Arctic corner of Norway to examine the gender experiment first hand. Read more

If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, a representative from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications from Norwegian citizens for passports at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Fremantle on Friday 15 August 2014. Read more

Bringing together the local Clubs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Iceland, the Scandinavian Festival brings many exciting cultural and entertaining offerings to celebrate everything Scandinavian in Brisbane, Sunday 14 Spetember. Expect a smorgasbord of traditional Scandinavian food and drinks while taking part in a historic tale or two. Austin street, Newstead will be closed. Read more