Section for Climate Policy Analysis

The section is responsible for coordinating national climate policy, including the development and follow-up of new measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the petroleum and onshore industry sectors. The section is responsible for ensuring compliance with and development of Norway's international commitments under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. It is also responsible for work relating to the EU Emissions Trading System and coordinates work on the EU’s ambitious climate regulations (‘Fit for 55’ package) and dialogue with the EU on joint fulfilment of climate targets for 2030. The section also holds responsibility for the Ministry's work on reporting, including under the Climate Act, and the work on coordinating the knowledge base for the development of climate policy. The section is responsible for the Norwegian CO2 compensation scheme and participates in processes relating to carbon capture and storage (CCS).

The section is responsible for coordinating the national climate policy and works with development and implementation of new measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the forestry, agriculture, petroleum and onshore industry sectors, among others areas. The section also has responsibility for the Ministry’s work with national climate research and monitoring.

The section assists in the work with international climate negotiations, and is responsible for ensuring compliance with and development of Norway’s international commitments under the UN’s Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.  In addition, the section participates in international cooperation concerning the climate within the UN, OECD, ICAO, Nordic Council and EU/EEA, among other bodies.

The section is responsible for the work relating to the EU’s climate quota system and the development of new quota trading mechanisms in an international arena, as well as the Norwegian CO2 compensation scheme. The section also participates in national and international processes relating to carbon capture and storage (CCS).