Greenland’s left-wing government is stopping all oil exploration activities in what it describes as “a natural step in the fight against climate change.”
Oil has never been found in Greenland, but it is believed that there are large deposits, and the authorities there have previously had high hopes.
From now on, however, no new exploration licenses will be issued, the government that took over in April stated on Friday.
“We have decided that the price is too high,” Greenland’s Minister of the Environment and Energy Kalistat Lund noted.
“We see the consequences of climate change every single day, and we want to contribute to global solutions,” Lund added.
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