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Ministry of the Environment (1972–2014)

The Ministry of the Environment was established on 8 May 1972. Regional planning affairs were transferred from the Ministry of Local Government and Labour (of 1948), water, sewage and smoke affairs from the Ministry of Industry (of 1955) and the Norwegian Mapping Authority from the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Ministry of the Environment also became responsible for affairs concerning hunting, game and fresh-water fishing.

On 16 October 2013, responsibility for regional planning affairs in the Ministry of the Environment was transferred to the minister responsible for the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. On 1 January 2014, these affairs were transferred to the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, which now had its name changed to the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. At the same time, climate and forest affairs were transferred to the Ministry of the Environment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of the Environment now had its name changed to the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

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