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.
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 Central African Forest Initiative and the Demokratic Republic of Congo today signs a Letter of Intent to protect the world's second largest rainforest.
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.
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.
2018-04-10: Norway and Bulgaria signs new agreement on environment protection and climate change today in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The agreement has a total budget of 15.3 million euro.
2018-01-19: At the State Council on Friday the 17 of January, Ola Evestuen was appointed as Minister of Climate and Environment.
2017-06-21: Established by Royal Decree of 21 June 2017 pursuant to Act of 27 June 2008 no. 71 relating to the Planning and the Processing of Building Applications (the Planning and Building Act) sections 1-2, 4-2, 14-6 and 32-8a. The EEA Agreement Annex XX no. 1 letter a (directive 2014/52/EU) and no. 1 letter g (directive 2001/42/EC) Presented by the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation and the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
White Paper (English summary)
2017-04-05: The Sustainable Development Goals and Norway’s Development Policy.
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