Norwegian Environment Agency

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of the Environment

The Norwegian Environment Agency’s central tasks and responsibility will be in managing Norwegian nature and preventing pollution.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has approximately 700 employees. Most of these employees work at our offices in Trondheim and Oslo. The departments primarily responsible for nature management are located in Trondheim, while the departments primarily responsible for climate and pollution issues are located in Oslo.

The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO) is part of the agency, with employees at more than 60 local offices.

Managing Norwegian nature and preventing pollution

The Norwegian Environment Agency’s central tasks and responsibility will be in managing Norwegian nature and preventing pollution.

The Agency’s functions are to monitor the state of the environment and provide information, exercise authority, oversee and guide regional and municipal authorities, collaborate with authorities of relevant sectors, act as an expert adviser and assist in international environmental efforts.

Our objectives

The Norwegian government and the Storting determine the ambitions of our environmental policy. The environment policy has been divided into various fields, each with specific national objectives.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has been assigned key tasks with a view to assisting in achieving the national objectives in the following fields:

  • a stable climate and strengthened adaptability
  • biodiverse forests
  • magnificent mountain landscapes
  • lush wetlands
  • a toxic-free environment
  • an active outdoor life
  • valuable cultural landscapes
  • living oceans and coasts
  • thriving rivers and lakes
  • waste and recycling
  • clean air and less noise pollution

Web page: http://www.miljodirektoratet.no/