In the turmoil of an increasing violence all over the world and ongoing European financial crisis, environmental issues have been deferred despite its pressing importance. We are aware that blaming the governments for failing in their promises does not help anyone. On the contrary, our planet needs more micro scale initiatives for a sustainable future. In this sense, all companies are to actively establish new business practices to reduce their products’ impact on the environment.
Newspapers, magazines and other publications have the same responsibility, as one of the greediest consumers of nature. The Nordic Page has always strived to fulfill this obligation since its foundation in 2010 and has adhered to transparent and science-based environmental standards.
In the new publication season starting with this issue, we consolidate this commitment by re-launching The Nordic Page as Norway’s one of the first publications approved by the leading environmental alliances.
Our magazine is now certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), The Nordic Ecolabel (Swan), and also meets Rainforest Alliance standards on worker and community welfare.
As a special tribute to this important step, we present you a provoking op-ed by Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson on climate change as a human rights issue. Besides, you can find an interesting selection of articles and essays that once again cut across the vast and varied political, cultural and social landscape of Norway.
This issue marks yet another renovation for our magazine. We are known as a super local magazine which provides news and analysis about Norway. Now, we have included a commentary section, where global scholars and journalists present their unique perspectives on Norway and global issues.
As a reader, I invite you to rediscover Norway’s only printed English news publication, The Nordic Page.