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Ávarp á leiðtogafundi Sameinuðu þjóðanna um orkumál

Mr. Secretary General, excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen,

As a Global Champion of this High-level Dialogue, I am incredibly honoured to participate in today´s event.

We all recognize that bold action is needed to driving progress on SDG7 and ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

It is simply unacceptable that close to 760 million people still lack access to electricity and that a third of the world relies on harmful, polluting fuels for cooking.

Our decision to take on a role as a Global Champion was therefore not a difficult one.

In Iceland we also know from our own experience how access to sustinable energy can transform societies and economies.

Indeed, it cannot be overstated that progress on SDG7 is key to drive achievement of all the other SDGs.

We have therefore taken our role as Global Champion seriously, both in our advocacy efforts and in our own Energy Compact.

And today, based on Iceland´s clear vision of a sustainably energy future, I am pleased to share with you some of the highlights of our national energy compact.

Domestically, Iceland aims to:

  • Become independent from use of fossil fuels at the latest by 2050 and carbon neutral by 2040. Renewable energy in transport will be at least 40% by 2030.
  • Take measures to improve energy efficiency and minimize energy waste.
  • Meet all energy needs of the country in a secure manner for the near and distant future.

    Internationally, Iceland aims to:

  • Increase climate-related financing, focusing on the transition to sustainable energy.

  • Support countries in increasing the share of renewable energy and in transitioning to the circular economy through direct multiple use of energy, including for food production.

  • Help advance gender equality in the just transition to sustainable energy, including through technical training.

Iceland also proudly joins the Gender Equality Energy Compact, as well as the 24/7 Carbon-free Energy Compact, and we also hope to see a Geothermal Energy Compact.

Mr. Secretary General,

The world is at a critical juncture.

We should look at today´s High-Level Dialogue on Energy as the beginning of a new chapter – a chapter which will be remembered as the start of renewed global efforts to drive the sustainable energy agenda.

Let me assure you, that Iceland will play its part.

Thank you.

Ávarpið var flutt á leiðtogafundi Sameinuðu þjóðanna um orkumál 24. september 2021

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Umræðuferli hjá ESMA er hafið varðandi bestu framkvæmd á grundvelli MiFID 2

15. október 2021

Bygging Seðlabanka Íslands

ESMA hefur sett af stað umræðuferli um tillögur að endurbótum á skýrsluskilum í tengslum við bestu framkvæmd á grundvelli MiFID 2. Tillögurnar eiga að miða að því að tryggja árangursríka og samræmda reglusetningu og eftirlit ásamt því að efla fjárfestavernd.

Hagsmunaaðilar eru hvattir til að senda athugasemdir fyrir 23. desember 2021, sjá nánar á vef ESMA.

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Búist við úrkomu aðfaranótt mánudags á Seyðisfirði

15 Október 2021 15:49

Búist við úrkomu aðfaranótt mánudags á Seyðisfirði

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//Polski poniżej//

Búist er við úrkomu á Austfjörðum aðfaranótt mánudags og fram á miðvikudagsmorgun. Aukin ákefð er í spánni uppúr hádegi á mánudegi og helst hún fram á hádegi á þriðjudag í hvassri austan eða norðaustan átt. Uppsöfnuð úrkoma gæti orðið 100-120 mm. Af þessum sökum gæti komið til rýmingar í húsum undir Botnabrún á Seyðisfirði einkum í nágrenni við stóra skriðusárið. Ekki er orðið ljóst hversu viðamikil sú rýming yrði og verður tekin ákvörðum um framhaldið um miðjan dag næstkomandi sunnudag. Fólk er vinsamlegast beðið um að fylgjast með veðurspá og fréttatilkynningum á sunnudaginn.

Enn er mikilvægt að sýna aðgæslu vegna umferðar á göngustígum meðfram Búðará og annars staðar þar sem varnargarðar beina skriðustraumum. 

Þá er minnt á Hjálparsíma Rauða krossins 1717.

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Precipitation is expected on the eve of Monday in Seyðisfjörður

Precipitation is expected in the East Fjords on the eve of Monday and until Wednesday morning. There is increased intensity in the forecast from noon on Monday, and it will remain until noon on Tuesday with sharp easterly or north-easterly winds. Cumulative precipitation could be 100-120 mm. Therefore, there could be evacuations in houses under Botnabrún in Seyðisfjörður, especially in the vicinity of the big landslide wound. It has not become clear how extensive that evacuation would be, and a decision will be made about the next steps mid-day next Sunday. People are kindly asked to monitor the weather forecast and press releases on Sunday.

It is still important to show caution due to traffic on footpaths along the Búðará river and elsewhere where levees direct the landslide flow. 

Also, remember The Red Cross helpline at 1717.

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Spodziewane opady deszczu w poniedziałek w nocy w Seyðisfjörður

Opady spodziewane są na Fiordach Wschodnich od poniedziałku nocy do środy rano. Prognoza przewiduje w poniedziałek od godzin południowych wiatr o kierunku  wschodnim lub północno-wschodnim przybierającym  na sile do wtorku do południa. Skumulowane opady mogą wynosić 100-120 mm. W związku z tym może dojść do ewakuacji w domach pod Botnabrún w Seyðisfjörður, zwłaszcza w okolicach osuwiska z zeszłego roku  Nie jest jasne, jak rozległa będzie ta ewakuacja, a decyzje o jej kontynuacji zostaną podjęte w połowie przyszłej niedzieli. Uprzejmie prosimy o śledzenie prognozy pogody i komunikatów prasowych w niedzielę.

Należy zachować ostrożność pod względem przemieszczania się  wzdłuż rzeki Búðará oraz w innych miejscach, gdzie fortyfikacje kierują drogą osuwiska.

Przypominamy również o infolinii Czerwonego Krzyża 1717.

▪ Na stronie Islandzkiego Biura Meteorologicznego znajduje się pasek  powiadomień, gdzie  można uzyskać dostęp do informacji na temat monitoringu oraz nie tylko.

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Ársskýrsla Neytendastofu komin út

15.10.2021

Ársskýrsla Neytendastofu fyrir árið 2020 er komin út.

Í ársskýrslunni er farið yfir lykiltölur og helstu stjórnsýsluverkefni hvers sviðs stofnunarinnar. Þá er gerð grein fyrir nokkrum af öðrum verkefnum sem stofnunin sinnti á árinu, svo sem setningu reglna og umsagna um lagafrumvörp.
Í formála forstjóra eru raktar þær breytingar sem gerðar voru á starfsemi stofnunarinnar árið 2020 með nýjum forstjóra og tilfærslu verkefna frá Neytendastofu.

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