The environment

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It is the Ministry of Climate and Environment that has chief responsibility for the Government’s environmental policy. Environmental policy cuts across ministerial boundaries and involves issues that are the responsibility of several different ministries.

On this page you will find general information and documents relating to the environment. You can explore this topic in more detail by using the menu on the right.

Norway announces new contribution to Guyana for its continued low deforestation

The Guyana-Norway climate and forest partnership continues to make significant progress. In 2012, Guyana kept deforestation and forest degradation at very low, though increased, levels. Based on this result, combined with improvements in forest governance in 2012-13, Norway today announces that it will contribute 35 million USD to the implementation of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy.

Budget for green restructuring

The 2015 budget lays the foundation for achieving the Government’s long-term goal of making Norway a low emission society.

National Budget

Increased commitment to climate and cultural heritage

The Norwegian Government gives priority to climate and cultural heritage issues in its proposed budget for 2015. The Climate and Forest Initiative will receive NOK 3 billion in the budget for the Ministry of Climate and Environment next year. The Ministry also presented a strategy for biogas and there is a new allocation of NOK 20 million for fire protection of stave churches and traditional wooden buildings.

National Budget

Twenty million to protect stave churches and clusters of wooden buildings

Fire is the biggest threat to our thousand-year-old practice of building in wood. Norway has 28 stave churches and 180 areas of closely knit wooden buildings that are particularly vulnerable to fire. In its budget proposal, the Government reinforces efforts to combat fires in clusters of wooden buildings and stave churches.

Biogas pilot plant to be built

Biogas reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Norway, while also helping to reduce emissions of local air pollution and noise pollution from heavy vehicles. The Government today presents a biogas strategy which represents concrete steps to follow up the 2012 Climate Agreement.

Increased Norwegian commitment to rainforests

The Government is to increase the Norwegian commitment to rainforest conservation. In next year's budget for the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Climate and Forest Initiative will receive NOK 3 billion, and will therefore for the first time reach the level initially promised in the 2008 Climate Agreement.

National Budget

Increased funding for change in areas vulnerable to predators

The Government proposes to introduce a special restructuring fund to make it easier and more predictable for livestock owners in predator-prone areas to get grants for transferring to alternative agricultural employment.

Startup phase for the new government building complex

"The new government building complex should be modern. We will create a living, safe urban area with the best working conditions and the work starts now," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, marking the occasion of construction work starting in the complex on Monday.

Idea phase for the new government building complex

"We want input and ideas from the public to help create the new government building complex," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner. Work is to commence on designing the layout of the new complex. The government invites input on urban planning, traffic and public access.

Peru, Germany, Norway launch climate and forest partnership

Peru will take immediate and decisive action to reduce its forest related emissions towards making the forest- and agriculture sector carbon neutral within 2021 and recognize millions of hectares of indigenous peoples’ land claims. Norway commits to pay for verified results with up to 300 million USD for the period up until 2020. Germany will continue its current extensive support to Peru on climate and forest issues, and consider further contributions on the basis of Peru’s delivery of results.

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Contact information

Ministry of Climate and Environment

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 60

Address

The Ministry of Climate and Environment
P.O.Box 8013 Dep
N-0030 Oslo
Visiting address:
Kongens gate 20

Contact information

Ministry of Climate and Environment

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 60

Address

The Ministry of Climate and Environment
P.O.Box 8013 Dep
N-0030 Oslo
Visiting address:
Kongens gate 20