Emissions of climate gases may lead to an increase in the earth´s mean surface temperature. This may lead to changed precipitation patterns and wind systems, dislocate climatic zones and raise the sea level. Such changes may entail major consequences both for natural ecosystems and for society.
The agreement on climate policy
Through the agreement on climate policy in the Storting, Norwegian politicians have adopted goals for climate policy and measures for how we will reach the goals. The agreements are a result of the broad political consensus that Norway shall take a responsibility for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions through an active national policy.
Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)
Norway has pledged up to 3 billion NOK a year to help save these forests while improving the livelihoods of those who life of, in, and near the forests.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that most of the global warming has been caused by human activities. Since pre-industrial times the world has become about 0.8 degrees warmer. The warming is expected to continue throughout this century and entails greater risk of extreme weather, more rainfall, floods and ocean acidification.
2018-04-11: On Tuesday April 10th, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced an intention to expand their climate and forest cooperation for five more years. Simultaneously President Santos announced a historic ruling to give autonomy for indigenous peoples, impacting large parts of the Amazon rainforest. Colombia will also freeze all agricultural expansion into forests.
2018-04-10: Norway and Bulgaria signs new agreement on environment protection and climate change today in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The agreement has a total budget of 15.3 million euro.
2017-12-20: China has announced the creation of what is expected to be the world's largest carbon trading market. The market initially covers the power sector, but will gradually expand to include industry and other sectors.
Under the Framework Convention on Climate Change
2018-04-24: This report is Norway’s seventh national communication on national circumstances, policies and measures related to climate change under the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
2015-02-06: The purpose of the white paper is to inform the Storting (Norwegian parliament) about Norway’s proposed contribution to international mitigation commitments for the period 2021–30.
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