The Crown Prince believes meetings are important despite emissions

Crown Prince Haakon visits TongaNuku'alofa,Tonga.Crown Prince Haakon visits Tonga .Photo: Karen Setten / NTB scanpix

Crown Prince Haakon drives an electric car and is concerned with how his family heats, their home, Skaugum. He believes it is important to attend meetings even if it also means emitting greenhouse gas emissions.

In the struggle for climate, Crown Prince Haakon, Minister of Development Dag-Inge Ulstein and a Norwegian delegation have flown from Norway to Tonga on the other side of the globe to talk about the sea and climate.

When asked what Crown Prince Haakon does privately to cut greenhouse gas emissions, he replies that his challenge is related to all the traveling.

“I’m flying pretty much. It’s a problem I haven’t quite managed to solve, but I believe it’s important that we meet. When we come here, it is important that we meet the people involved and that they come together and talk about the challenges,” he says to NTB.

The Crown Prince further states that he and the family do the best they can in their own way.

“We manage, among other things, how we heat up Skaugum. We use wood chips, sort our rubbish and drive electric cars,” he says.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit has previously stated that she has tried to make Skaugum plastic free as an experiment to see how ordinary consumers can avoid using plastic, but that it is complicated.

Crown Prince Haakon and Development Minister Dag-Inge Ulstein will also visit Fiji, after which the Crown Prince will also visit Samoa.

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