Politics & Policy

Do conferences about the Arctic really matter?

The Arctic, or the High North, is the topic of an endless series of conferences. But what role do these conferences fill? And do they affect policies?

A historic climate lawsuit starts in Oslo

In a trial starting in Oslo on Tuesday, the two environmental groups challenge Norway’s latest oil and gas licensing round, arguing that opening up the Barents Sea violates the country’s Paris agreement commitments to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.

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