Someone needs to remind the Norwegian government about a core concept of Environmental Studies 101. When the English economist William Forster Lloyd first defined "the tragedy of the commons" almost 200 years ago, he used the example of a common grazing area that is shared by multiple cattle herders.
The unimaginable horrors that took place inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of June 12 have sent a shockwave through the world. Expressions of sympathy and condolences have since been flooding in from everywhere, including from Norway's King Harald V.
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World oceans are largely poorly managed and weakly governed. Marine stewardship is essential to protect future food supplies. This requires political leadership to set a global agenda for ocean health. We call for a set of interconnected actions to achieve this.
The food industry's effort to develop healthier products eventually affects what's in our refrigerators -- not only for those who find it easy to live healthy, but also for those who struggle in doing so. I am sure we will see results in the years ahead.
One of the most competitive places on the planet is Silicon Valley. Almost every startup in the world fantasizes about turning their dreams into reali...
Research shows that sex work is not inherently violent. Indoor sex workers, for instance, are much less likely than streetwalkers to encounter violence. One recent British study of 135 indoor prostitutes found that 78 percent of them never experienced any violence.
Norway has always been a breeding ground for strong producer duos, and Seeb (aka Simen Eriksrud and Espen Berg) are no exception. Their remix of "I ...
While plain packaging represents a power tool for tobacco control, it also builds upon other measures that governments have at their disposal to curb tobacco use. It is recommended that plain packaging be used as part of a comprehensive multisectoral approach to tobacco control.
From America's Route 66 to Australia's Great Ocean Road to South Africa's Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don't write off Europe for your next adventure.
My hat's off to Amnesty for having the guts to stand up and shout the truth. I hope that some day the state and federal governments in this country will listen.
We urge the G7 nations to show leadership and to make political and financial commitments to Universal Health Coverage at their upcoming summit in Japan. This would be a clear signal from the most powerful economies that "business as usual" will not do if the world is serious about implementing the SDGs.
Whatever the challenging circumstances people lived under worldwide, one concern was shared by the children and parents I met: the need for a functioning school in the neighbourhood. Education was just as essential as safety, health, food and shelter.
Last week saw an extraordinary event in Washington; a rare sight, the smiling leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and a smiling Obama.
If we are to succeed in achieving poverty eradication and sustainable development, it is vital that the resources represented by women and girls are used to the full. Women's contributions will be decisive in making it possible to reach the SDGs by 2030.
The Nordic countries have a strong engagement for peace and reconciliation. These are particularly fragile processes for societies. We know that inclusive peace processes are more likely to lead to peace agreements.