Department for Sustainable Development

The Department for Sustainable Development is responsible for a forward-looking development policy, multilateral development financing, the Ministry’s economic diplomacy work, promoting Norway’s energy interests, and work relating to climate change and the environment. The Department safeguards Norway’s interests in the WTO and the OECD, and works to promote fairer world trade. Economic analysis is an important part of the Department’s work.

The department consists of the following sections

  • Section for Oceans and Private Sector Development

  • Section for Energy, Climate and the Environment

  • Section for Partnership and Development Policy

  • Section for Food Security, Global Health and Education