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.
12/12/2018: The Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen (Progress Party), today received the report on climate-related risk factors and their significance for the Norwegian economy from the Commission Chair, Martin Skancke, MSc (Econ).
12/12/2018: The Norwegian Natonal Statement at the UN Climate Conference (The COP24) in Katowice 2018. Held by Minister Ola Elvestuen Wednesday 12th of December.
Summary of Commission Report
The Expert Commission was appointed on 6 October 2017 with a mandate to assess climate-related risk factors and their significance for the Norwegian economy, including financial stability.
Climate Change Act
The purpose of this Act is to promote the implementation of Norway’s climate targets as part of its process of transformation to a low-emission society by 2050.