Round Table: Looking at the way forward in implementing the expected outcome of the conference

 

Your Royal Highness, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlement

Norway objectives for this conference has since the outset been an ambitious and action oriented outcome. The closing of the negotiations yesterday provided us with the framework for the efforts in the area of sustainable development for the years to come. The declaration contains many positive elements, but I must be frank and admit that from our part we were working for a more ambitious outcome.

However, as we are moving into a new phase of the sustainable development agenda, our focus should be on effective implementation and making the most of our commitments for the future we want.

I would like to focus on two of the areas of which Norway attaches great importance; Sustainable development goals and financing

Norway has supported the idea of SDGs as we believe they have the potential to become a key instrument to focus our commitment and galvanize action. And - they will push us to handle the three dimensions of sustainable development integrated and holistically. At the national and international level. The MDGs has thought us many useful lessons about measuring progress. The successful experiences should guide how we set up the SDGs. This will require an institution with the capacity and strength to monitor and review progress.

The SDGs should be global and have implication for every country but in different way. For instance, there could be a global goal on food security. For many developing countries, the implication would be to produce more food. For others - like Norway it could mean to waste less food. In this way , she SDGs can help us all make progress in different areas, but towards a common goal. In addition to food security, we think energy and water are obvious candidates for SDGs.

ODA is and should remain a crucial source for sustainable development. But we all know that ODA does not suffice. Norway has made positive experiences on how OdA can leverage private investments. We should strive to look for such possibilities and cooperation with private sector. We also need to think creatively and investigate how innovative financing mechanisms can mobilize funding.

 

Related news

Latest news

New contract: Windcat 41 - no 17 in the Servogear series

Servogear announces the signing of a new contract with Windcat Workboats BV for the delivery of Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP)  for their new vessel Windcat 41. 

Seacat Enterprise to be launched January 12th

Seacat Services, is preparing to launch its first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), Seacat Enterprise at January 12th.

Norsafe Signs Contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

On Wednesday 21st December, Norsafe signed yet another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats.

A Unique Second-generation Tomograph is Developed

A new gamma-ray tomograph designed to image up to 4” diameter pipes, is developed by CMR Prototech for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Canada.

Sohome launches a new website

Sohome has launched a new website that makes it easier to find key information. 

Sohome AS receives orders for Johan Sverdrup Project

Sohome AS is proud to be a sub-contractor to Intelecom AS for the Johan Sverdrup Project. 

New 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart and Planning table passes Type Approval testing

Most advanced maritime display system ever produced, the 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart & Planning table, enables Integrated Bridge System manufacturers to develop new multi-data solutions.

Norsafe's experience in the Polar Code Pays Off

In readiness for the introduction of the Polar code, Norsafe has become the first LSA supplier to have executed full scale tests and trials 

Øglænd System Group winner of Business of the Year Award

Øglænd System Group won the Business of the Year Award in the Stavanger-region 2016.