Environmental event for youth

May 8, 2001, 10:00 CEST

Six hundred children from 16 different countries will take part in an international event arranged by the environmental foundation Young Agenda 21 from 8-12 May. Statoil is a member of the foundation.

The event which will be held at Sola near Stavanger is a follow-up of Children's ENS (Environment Northern Seas). Young Agenda 21 is a meeting place for children, companies, organisations and institutions wishing to show responsibility for the environment.

During the event children will display and present their own environmental projects on energy, waste, biological diversity, nutrition and other issues that influence their daily life.

Erling Øverland, executive vice president in Statoil will take part in the opening ceremony. The group is to have its own stand and will arrange a quiz for children.

Statoil is funding the journey for a number of children and their leaders – 13 from Emden in Germany and 11 from the Faroes. The school children who are aged about 12 will contribute with exhibits and cultural features.

Children's ENS was arranged in 1997 and 1999 in association with the ENS conference. In 1999, some 2,300 people visited the event which was awarded the Rogaland local authority's environmental prize the same year.