EU, Norway seal ‘Green Alliance’ to tackle climate change

(EurActiv, 24 Apr 2023) The European Union and Norway signed a ‘Green Alliance’ on Monday (24 April), committing to work together on tackling climate change, protecting nature and developing the technologies needed to transition away from fossil fuels.

The alliance, which has been in the works since February 2022, will cover different areas, including nature protection, reversing biodiversity loss, climate change adaptation as well as technologies to remove, capture and store CO2.

The partnership also has a heavy focus on the transition away from fossil fuels, including clean mobility, renewable energy and hydrogen production, and obtaining the critical raw materials needed for these technologies.

“A lot of topics are under the umbrella of the Green Alliance. It will allow us to move along the path to climate neutrality side by side, to join forces,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen as she signed the agreement in Brussels.

“This Green Alliance […] is also a symbol for the deep bond and friendship between Norway and the European Union, a friendship that is demonstrated by the exceptional partnership that we have formed during last year’s energy crisis,” she added.

The alliance is the second of its kind, following a similar agreement made between the EU and Japan in 2021.

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EurActiv, 24 Apr 2023: EU, Norway seal ‘Green Alliance’ to tackle climate change