Saturday, March 24, 2018

DT 7 / 2007

Growing NATO support for Dutch-Norwegian Afghanistan initiative

Several NATO countries want to work with Norway and the Netherlands along the principles outlined in the joint Dutch-Norwegian letter that was circulated to the members ahead of their meeting in Oslo last week.

Danes combine aid, export promotion when shopping in carbon market

Denmark has signed agreements to buy carbon credits from at least 23 CDM projects. While the Danes aggressively use aid financing tools as part of their carbon quota purchase strategy, Finland and Sweden want clear lines between ODA and carbon credits. In Norway, SN Power has become a CDM player.

Minister Carlsson presses Vietnam on hydro damages in Cambodia

Swedish Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson has offered core funding to the Mekong River Commission in exchange for more political engagement by the governments. But she expresses concern about unresolved transboundary conflicts between Vietnam and Cambodia related to hydropower.

No signal from Rice on softening US bank boycott of Palestine

Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre received no signals that the United States will lift bank restrictions on the Palestinian government when he met US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Oslo in late April.