Section for Transport and Local Environment

The section works on various measures and instruments to help reduce emissions and contribute to the green transition of the transport sector (road traffic and aviation), including increased use of environmentally friendly means of transport and cleaner vehicles, infrastructure issues, etc. The section is responsible for coordinating Norway’s work on climate adaptation, and has agency management responsibility for the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET). It also has overall responsibility for national policies and regulatory developments in the field of local air quality. In addition, the section is responsible for climate work in the municipalities and considers objections under the Planning and Building Act in the areas of climate and local air quality.