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'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.
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.
Related topics and insights
20/12/2019: To inform the EU countries, the European Commission and the ESA, the Norwegian Government is presenting a status plan on Norway's climate policy. The status plan deals with emissions under the Effort Sharing Regulation (the non-ETS sector) as well as from forests and the land use sector (LULUCF). It describes existing Norwegian measures and instruments, as well as the latest projections for emissions and uptake until 2030.
24/10/2019: “I am very pleased with the great engagement shown at the Our Ocean conference these two days in Oslo. 370 commitments have been made, at a total value of at least NOK 583 billion (63 billion dollars),” said Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.
The Norwegian Government's Updated Ocean Strategy.
Summary of a report from a Commission appointed by Royal Decree on 6 October 2017 to assess climate-related risk factors and their significance for the Norwegian economy. The report was delivered to the Ministry of Finance on 12 December 2018.