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Activist Session: The two-faced Norwegian fairytale

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A Norwegian fairytale started in 1969 when the first oil was found in the North Sea. Oil and gas extraction has since then financed the welfare state we now associate with Norway. At least since the Brundtland commission “Our common future” in 1987, Norway has been eager to express their commitments to environmental and social concerns. Both the term “sustainable development” from the Brundtland report and now “green growth” suppose that those concerns are in line with the pursuit of economic growth. In stark contrast to the fairytale story we often hear about Norway as a “green country”, consumption and emission levels here are some of the highest in the world. Instead of
questioning perpetual economic growth and fossil fuel extraction in Norway, oil profits are used for a range of prestige projects. We want to explore where the fairytale went too far, and when economic growth for its own sake became the main goal.


Day: 2018-08-23
Start time: 14:00
Duration: 01:30
Room: Moriskan (Bistron)
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