The Nordic countries will focus more intently on eco-friendly solutions and become a role model for others by limiting the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, as stated in a joint declaration by the Nordic prime ministers in Egilsstadir, Iceland, on Sunday.
From the forest Hallormsstadarskógur near Egilsstadir in east Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The declaration includes a statement that the Nordic countries are going to prioritize research on climate change and how the emission of carbon dioxide through transport can be reduced improved better energy harnessing and new energy solutions, Fréttabladid reports.
The prime ministers declared that they will systematically work towards achieving an ambitious agreement at the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen in December this year, including that the increase of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide should come to an end by 2020 and by 2050 the emissions should be reduced by half.
The prime ministers hope that a wide-reaching agreement on realistic emission measures and funding can be reached at the Copenhagen Climate Conference. The wealthier states should help others achieve the aforementioned goals on reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Also, an international carbon dioxide market should be established where carbon dioxide is priced so that economies can be changed and emission reduced considerably.
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