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Erik Solheim

Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, an alliance of the world’s main foreign aid donors

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Former Norwegian Minister of International Development and Environment. United Nations Special Envoy for environment, conflict and disaster

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Mobilizing more and better Aid, Investments and Taxes to end poverty and green the planet.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Paris and globally

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of your activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Extreme poverty has been halved and people are healthier, better educated and more peaceful than ever before in human history. Development aid has contributed to this enormous success and remains record high at $135 billion annually. Other sources of international finance such as private investments and domestic resources are also critical to development.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

If extreme poverty and destruction of the planet is not wrong, then nothing is wrong.