Departments

The Ministry consist of five departments and a communicaton unit.
  • The Communication Unit

    Department director: Head of Communications Jo Randen

  • Department for Marine Management and Pollution Control

    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

  • Department for Climate Change

    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

  • Department for Cultural Environment

    The department's main responsibility is strategy and policy development for protection and sustainable use of cultural monuments, sites and environments. Central areas of work are archeology, built heritage, historic vessels, cultural monuments, sites and environments, cultural landscapes and historic urban environments. The department is also responsible for international work areas such as World Heritage Sites (Unesco), EU / EEA. The department is assigned the management of subordinate agencies, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Fund, and will take care of the ministry's contact with the regional cultural environment authorities.

    Department director: Director General Frode Tarjei Selman

  • Department for Nature Management

    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

  • Department for Organizational Affairs

    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