Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, approached the youth directly at his biannual press conference, and promised that the government will do more for larger climate change emissions cuts.
The prime minister said that popular engagement should characterise the government’s discussions and decisions, and that the government takes the climate challenges seriously, even though they do not agree with all the measures that the climate protesters demand.
Solberg then set up a list of ten points of climate measures the government has worked with.
‘’Since the change of government in 2013, emissions have declined, and they will be further reduced in the years to come. So my message to the country’s children and youth who demand climate cuts is that ‘’We hear you and will do more’’ said the prime minister, before moving on to talking about the toll case.
On Tuesday, the Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne – MDG) commented on some of its progress over the past year and the Government’s climate policy.
National spokesperson, Une Bastholm, said that the government’s attitude that they do everything they can to limit climate emissions is dangerous for the next generation.
‘’When they are also saying that the MDG does not have one measure that the government does not already do to cut emissions, it tells me a lot about the reality orientation of the government. They lack creativity and have an attitude that they are self-sufficient’’ Bastholm said.
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