June 2018

World Environment Day 2018

The Ambassador’s live interview with NDTV 24x7

A country that knows how to manage plastic waste effectively is Norway. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, the Norwegian ambassador to India, discusses the ways in which Norway is handling its plastic waste and how India can learn from it.

The interview can also be found on Videosamachar.com.


Ambassador Kamsvåg’s interview with WION on Norway’s solutions to combat pollution

WION's Ramesh Ramachandran speaks to Norway envoy Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg on how Norway is combating pollution.

Ambassador’s speech at the World Environment Day event in New Delhi

"We find bits of plastic in every living being. Luckily, we have the technologies to resolve the issue. Before it is too late, we must start with reusing and recycling wherever possible." H.E. Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Ambassador of Norway in India at TERI's session at World Environment Day 2018.

Take voluntary measures to tackle plastic pollution: Sharma to Indian industry 

Ambassador, Kingdom of Norway, Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, also highlighted the issue of marine pollution by microplastics and initiatives taken by Norway to address it. He said their plastic management strategy is focused on ‘reducing single-use plastics’ and ‘reusing or recycling old products, as well as recyclable plastics’.

Also published in:

Business Standard



Plastic pollution a global threat, can wreck environs: UNEP chief

Plastic pollution is a huge global threat that will result in a catastrophe if we do not change now, said Erik Solheim, chief of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), speaking exclusively to TOI, on Friday.

‘Plastic straw will remain in soil for 100 years’......

Following an extensive career focusing on environment, development and peace keeping missions, Erik Solheim is sometimes referred as Green Politician....


The NIPI signing at the Embassy

India and Norway sign MoU to extend health cooperation

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway to extend the cooperation within health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018 to 2020, here on Thursday.

Also published in Leagueofindia.com.


Nordic Ambassadors discussion

Sweden, Finland developing technology to curb India's pollution woes

Hanne Meldgaard, Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Embassy, highlighted the need to care for the environment as India and Nordic countries further build on their ties.


TOMRA visit in India

TOMRA CEO’s interview with Tribune about plastic bottles recycling

Stefan Ranstrand, president and CEO of Norwegian firm Tomra that provides sensor-based eco solutions, believes India, with a large population that is not environment-educated, has a global role to play in fighting the menace of micro-plastics to marine waste.

‘Need to create circular economy around plastic’


President and CEO of the Norwegian TOMRA Collection Solutions, Stefan Ranstrand, who is in the city, stressed the importance of recycling plastic waste to protect the environment.


Business and trade

Tesla-loving nation Norway now wants to be a pioneer in electric planes

Home to some of the busiest flight routes in Europe, whisking passengers across a rugged and mountainous landscape, Norway’s aviation industry now readies to go electric.


Culture and sports

Adil Hussain nominated for Norwegian national film award for 'What Will People Say'

Actor Adil Hussain has been nominated in the best actor category for Norway's top national movie award Amanda for his role in Iram Haq's critically-acclaimed film "What Will People Say".

Sahitya Akademi honour for author who tells tales from the ‘other Nagaland’

When asked about growing up during the turbulent Naga National movement, the fact that Easterine Kire categorically says that she rather speak about other things is proof enough that the Noway-based Naga author is trying to tell a different story.

Oslo hosts anti-doping sports conference

An anti-doping sports conference titled ‘Clean Sport=Fair Outcome?' was held today at Oslo to address the issue of doping menace.

From Conquering the Arctic to a Penniless India Journey, This Kerala Man is the Ultimate Traveller

Meet Niyog, the first ever Indian to have completed the gruelling Fjällräven Polar Arctic Expedition – one of the toughest tests of human stamina, endurance and fortitude – in April 2018.