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.

Luftfoto Amazonas regnskog

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.


A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects.

National Pollinator Strategy

2018-10-04: A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

The Amazon Fund results-based payments and Yurok Tribe Project

2018-09-13: SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2018 — Leaders from the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) announced the sponsors who will help ensure that the summit will fulfill its pledge to meet or exceed international sustainability standards for large events.

Colombia and Norway strengthens cooperation to reduce deforestation

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.

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National Pollinator Strategy

2018-10-04: A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

Under the Framework Convention on Climate Change

Norway’s Seventh National Communication

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).

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Ministry of Climate and Environment

Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Press phone: +47 947 82 505 (please no sms)
Press contact: Press contacts
Address: Postboks 8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Kongens gate 20, 0153 Oslo

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