Stories from Norway

Published July 04, 2018

This is The Explorer: Bringing Norwegian solutions to the world

This is the Explorer-illustration

The Explorer is a digital channel for Norwegian companies to present their green and sustainable solutions to a global audience.

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Norwegian fashion: Setting a sustainable standard

The Explorer has interviewed three actors on the Norwegian fashion scene, and they concur: Sustainability in fashion is an imperative.

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Norwegian movers and shakers: Anders H. Lier, Nordic Impact

Nordic Impact is a private company that primarily invests in early-stage startups which use exponential technology to make a positive impact on society and the environment.

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Øyafestivalen: Keeping it green

The green transition is unavoidable asserts Cathrine Røsseland, Sustainability Manager for Oslo’s Øyafestivalen. Music festivals are no exception.

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Norwegian movers and shakers: Renate Larsen, Norwegian Seafood Council

Renate Larsen, Norwegian Seafood Council

The Norwegian Seafood Council is a public company owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. It collaborates closely with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industries to develop markets for Norwegian seafood. The council’s head office is located in Tromsø, Norway, and it has representatives in 12 other countries.

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Smart Cities: Bergen leads the way for shared mobility in Norway

In the cities of the future, it will not be possible for everyone to drive their own car. But, according to the City of Bergen, it does not mean that a city centre must be car-free.

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Norwegian movers and shakers: Svein Arild Steen-Mevold, Scandic Hotels

Scandic Hotels has more than 50 000 hotel rooms in six countries. It was the first chain to introduce the system where guests hang up their towels if they want to use them again. This little step – suggested by an employee – has become standard hotel practice worldwide. On a daily basis, it spares the environment from large amounts of chemicals and reduces water consumption equivalent to that of several large cities.

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Norwegian movers and shakers: Hege Økland, NCE Maritime CleanTech

NCE Maritime CleanTech is a world-leading cluster for maritime solutions. It has over 80 participants from every segment of the chain, including design, equipment, shipbuilding, shipping, classification, education and research.

Together, the partners develop new, energy-efficient and environment-friendly technologies for the international maritime industry.

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Making the global local: Building Asker municipality on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Asker is a Norwegian municipality outside Oslo, soon to expand its borders. Sustainability lies at the core of the new municipality.

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Norwegian movers and shakers: Ola Hedstein, Norwegian Agricultural Cooperatives

Norwegian Agricultural Cooperatives is a special interest organisation for 17 farmers’ cooperatives. It works to ensure that farmers’ share of value creation from renewable agricultural resources is as large – and sustainable – as possible.

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Oslo Bislett Games go green

Sustainability is the path we have to take. And the money will follow on our heels. In keeping with this philosophy, Steinar Hoen has helped Oslo Bislett Games to go green – while cutting costs.

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Norwegian movers and shakers: Kathrine Myhre, Norway Health Tech

Norway Health Tech is Norway’s largest health cluster, with 250 members – all of whom are dedicated to shaping tomorrow’s healthcare system. Many of the cluster’s member companies actively seek out innovative solutions in the field. Norway Health Tech assists the companies in bringing these solutions onto the national stage and further onto the global market.

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Utilising expertise from offshore oil and gas for offshore wind: Norwegian companies master the art of diversification

The shift from fossil fuels to renewables will not happen overnight. It is not simply a question of out with the old, in with new. It will be a gradual process influenced by a myriad of factors, from international frameworks, oil prices and financing to cost levels, technological development and mindset.

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Electric cars, ferries and planes: How Norway could become the first all-electric country

Electric cars, ferries and planes illustration

Industry organisation Energy Norway predicts that Norway could be powered by electricity alone in 2050.

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