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Travelling on foot and by tram in Oslo on joint climate diplomacy day

On the first Joint Climate Diplomacy Day of its kind, the German, French and British ambassadors to Norway left cars out of their journeys around Oslo.

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Oslo tram
The German, French and British Ambassadors to Norway used public transport to their meetings as part of the Joint Climate Action Day.

On 9 September 2014, H.E. Dr Axel Berg, H.E. Mr Jean-Marc Rives and H.E. Ms Sarah Gillett walked or used public transport, including to a meeting of European Head of Missions meeting with the Norwegian Finance Minister.

Events in German, British and French missions in more than 20 countries are highlighting the importance of our climate diplomacy partnership. Changing the way we plan travel is one way of thinking differently about the environment, and the impact which human behaviour such as car use might have on climate change.

Ambassadors at tram stop
H.E. Dr Axel Berg, H.E. Ms Sarah Gillett and H.E. Mr Jean-Marc Rives left their embassy cars behind and used public transport on the Joint German-French-UK Climate Diplomacy Day

Climate change is one of the major challenges of the 21st century, which presents risks to international prosperity and security. Countries have committed to reaching a globally binding agreement on climate change in Paris in December 2015. Germany, France, and the United Kingdom have been working together in the field of climate foreign policy for a number of years. We also work with other EU partners, the European Commission and wider international partners in promoting action on climate change.

Published 9 September 2014