Department director: Head of Communications Jo Randen
The department is engaged in strategy and policy development for marine management, polar areas, pollution control, chemicals and the European Economic Area, trade and investment agreements.
Department director: Director General Hæge Andenæs
The department is responsible for international work and national policy development within the climate field as well as local air quality and noise pollution. The department also has overall responsibility for issues relating to the environment and Development.
Department director: Director General Ingvild Andreassen Sæverud
The Department for Cultural Environment is responsible for developing strategies and policies within the entire field of cultural heritage. Important topics are archaeology, building protection, cultural heritage as a resource in developing urban areas and villages, vessel protection, cultural environments and cultural landscapes.
Department director: Director General Frode Tarjei Selman
The department develops strategies and policies and has administrative duties within the areas of nature conservation, recreation and sustainable use of biodiversity: It is also responsible for the majority of the Ministry’s work with energy-related issues.
Department director: Director General Lene Lyngby
The responsibility of the Department for Organizational Affairs consists of assisting the environmental protection agency to work purposefully in relation to the environmental objectives and overall guidelines of the central government administration.
Department director: Director General Torgeir Strøm