Norway has committed itself to ambitious climate goals. The same goals must concern the large state-controlled Norwegian companies, according to WWF.
Related to this action call, WWF and Concerned Scientists Norway organize a seminar on how state-controlled companies may be driving forces in the face of threat of climate change and other global challenges. Politicians, scientists, investors, environmentalists and former CEO of Statoil participate in the event.
-Norwegian state-controlled companies to provide profits for the state as a shareholder – but we want something more with them? What role do these companies play in the future?, ask the organizers.
WWF and Concerned Scientists Norway believe that the state-controlled companies may be the flagships everyone needs in this area.
The seminar on Tuesday 28, September: 09.00 – 12.00
WWF, World Wide Fund for Nature, was founded in September 1961. There was extensive destruction of Africa's natural resources that inspired the British biologist Sir Julian Huxley to take this initiative. Today, WWF, one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations.
With almost 5 million supporters across five continents, operations in more than 90 countries, over 4,000 employees and more than 1 000 active conservation projects, WWF plays an important role in the global environment.
In addition to its local projects in Norway, WWF-Norway is working on about 40 projects in 18 countries. These projects are located in Africa, the Balkans, Carpathians, Caucasus, Central Asia, China and Peru. The work done in collaboration with local residents, local organizations and authorities. These projects represent more than 70% of our revenue, and is mainly financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD.