Climate and environment

It is the Ministry of Climate and Environment that has chief responsibility for the Government’s environmental policy. Environmental policy cuts across ministerial boundaries and involves issues that are the responsibility of several different ministries.

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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 off, in, and near the forests. At COP21 in Paris, NICFI was extended until 2030.

The Congo Basin includes six countries in Central Africa. About 120 million people live in the region and about half are partially dependent on the forests for livelihoods, food, medicines and materials.

Norway part of new agreement to protect the Congo Basin

The Central African Forest Initiative and the Demokratic Republic of Congo today signs a Letter of Intent to protect the world's second largest rainforest.

Norwegian Carbon Credit Procurement Program

Norway is committed to an ambitious climate policy and has a target of 30 % GHG emissions reduction by 2020 relative to 1990 levels. About 50 per cent of Norwegian emissions is covered by the EU Emission Trading System (EU-ETS). More than 80 per cent of domestic emissions is subject to mandatory emissions trading, a CO2 tax, or both.

What's new

The Norwegian hydrogen strategy

08/06/2020: On Wednesday 3rd of June, Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, and Minister for Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn presented the Norwegian government's hydrogen strategy.

Norway presents revised marine management plans

24/04/2020: Today, the Government presented its revised management plans for Norway’s sea areas – the Barents Sea–Lofoten area, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea and Skagerrak. One management measure that is being introduced is a shift of the boundary for oil and gas activities in the Barents Sea south to the line where ice is found on average on 15 % of the days in April.

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Action Plan

The Government’s action plan for green shipping

Norway will play a part in developing a sustainable shipping sector for the 21st century.


Blue Opportunities

The Norwegian Government's Updated Ocean Strategy.



Ministry of Climate and Environment

Phone: +47 22 24 57 11
Press phone: +47 947 82 505 (please no sms)
Press contact: Press contacts Ministry of Climate and Environment
Address: Postboks 8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Kongens gate 20, 0153 Oslo