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Norway to Host World Environment Day 2007

by Sylvi Liljegren last modified 2007-04-16 11:57

Norway has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, to host the main celebrations of World Environment Day 2007.

Helen BjørnøyNorway's Minister of the Environment Helen Bjørnøy expressed her delight: "I am very glad that the UN Environment Programme has presented us with this great opportunity to profile the many serious threats to the environment. This includes not least climate change in the Arctic, which affects the global climate. We have chosen the polar city of Tromsø as our main venue, to create the right type of setting for the celebrations."

She added that the government, in partnership with UNEP, will be developing an exciting, thought-provoking and dynamic programme for Tromsø and other Norwegian cities, including the capital Oslo on and around 5. of June.

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