Climate and environment

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government


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.

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.

Green shift – climate and environmentally friendly restructuring

The global climate and environmental challenges require restructuring to a society in which growth and development take place within nature's tolerance limits. A transition must occur to products and services that give significantly reduced negative consequences for climate and the environment than those currently. Society must go through a green shift. It will be demanding, but fully possible.


The EU proposes climate targets for Norway

2016-07-20: The European Commission has proposed a preliminary 2030 emissions reduction target for Norway. Efforts are shared among European countries and Norway’s target for reductions in sectors outside the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is a reduction of 40% by 2030, over 2005 levels. Final target figures are subject to further calculations by the Commission.

Agriculture and climate change

2016-06-24: Greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by about 13 percent from 1990, and in 2013 amounted to just over 8 percent of the Norwegian greenhouse gas emissions. A Project Group reviewing agriculture challenges in the face of climate change has concluded that, including emissions from transport, construction and land, the further potential for emission reduction from today and until 2030 is estimated to be near 20 percent.

Norway has ratified the Paris Agreement

2016-06-21: Norway has ratified the international Paris Agreement on climate change. We are amongst the first States that formally join the Paris Agreement.

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White Paper

New emission commitment for Norway for 2030 – towards joint fulfilment with the EU

2015-02-06: The purpose of the white paper is to inform the Storting (Norwegian parliament) about Norway’s proposed contribution to international mitigation commitments for the period 2021–30.

White Paper

Update of the integrated management plan for the Barents Sea–Lofoten area including an update of the delimitation of the marginal ice zone

2015-04-24: In the present update of the management plan, the Government will focus on the northern/Arctic part of the Barents Sea–Lofoten management plan area.

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Ministry of Climate and Environment

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