Article | Last updated: 2015-12-16 | Ministry of Climate and Environment
Norway is committed to an ambitious climate policy and has undertaken to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 30 per cent of 1990 emissions by 2020. Significant measures are taken at home at the same time as measures in other countries are supported. 50 per cent of Norwegian emissions are regulated through Norway's participation in the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). A total of 80% of Norwegian emissions are subject to emissions trading, a CO2 tax, or both.
Norway supports the Clean Development Mechanism of the UNFCCC and has a program of procuring some 60 million Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020). Procurement of CERs is a supplement to national measures to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The access to finance emission reductions in other countries has enabled Norway to take on a more ambitious emission reduction target than if all the reductions were to be taken domestically. Read the background.
On the total demand for 60 million CERs, some 20 million CERs remain to be procured under the current program. The Ministry invites proposals for future deliveries of Certified Emission Reductions from CDM project activities or PoAs. We advise potential proponents to read the information on this site carefully and to assess your eligibility prior to submitting a proposal. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss if your project is of interest to us.
Proposal form (xls)
Ministry of Climate and Environment
Climate Change Department
P.O. box 8013 Dep
NO-0030 Oslo, Norway
Sigurd Klakeg, Deputy Director General
Tel: +47 90 19 68 31
Anne Smeby Evjen, Senior Adviser
Tel: +47 40 20 41 70
Edit Anita Nordgaard, Senior Adviser
Tel: +47 91 57 34 93