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.
08/01/2021: Norway is committed to achieving its emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement. Today, the Government is presenting a white paper describing its action plan for transformation of Norwegian society as a whole by 2030. The plan shows how Norway will achieve its climate target and at the same time create green growth.
10/11/2020: Land use, land use change and forestry are key parts of the agreement between EU, Norway and Iceland on joint fulfilment of our 2030 emission targets. Norway has submitted its revised National Forestry Accounting Plan, including the forest reference level to the EFTA Surveillance Authority.