Two Norwegian nominations for the Nordic Council’s environmental award

Dag O. Hessen.Photo:© Anne Valeur /Cappelen Damm

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The Norwegian biology professor Dag O. Hessen and the organization Organic Norway will compete with five other nominees to win the Nordic Council’s environmental award.

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Hessen is known for his public communication skills and is a frequent guest in various media and a widely seen panelist on NRK’s popular science program Abels Tårn. On a daily basis, he heads the Center for Biogeochemistry in the Anthropocene (CBA). Here he researches links between the climate and environmental processes.

Together with its Nordic sister organizations, Organic Norway has been nominated for its work in preserving ecological diversity in agricultural landscapes.

– This nomination is a recognition and an important driving force in our work to protect biodiversity in the Nordic region, says Børre Solberg, general manager of Organic Norway.

The Nordic Council’s environmental award aims to raise awareness of environmental work in the Nordic region. Last year, it was awarded to the Swedish Greta Thunberg, who refused to accept the award. This year’s theme is biodiversity. The winner will be announced on October 27.

The other five nominees are Borea Adventures (Iceland), Jens-Kjeld Jensen (Faroe Islands), YLE for the campaign “Save the pollinator” (Finland), Lystbækgaard (Denmark), and Torbjörn Ekkerman (Åland).

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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