Climate and environment
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 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.
Nordic co-operation matters: together the Nordic region is stronger than each country on its own. We have common interests and values, not least in climate- and environmental matters. Together, the Nordic region can find better solutions and have a stronger voice globally.
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.
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.
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.
2016-11-25: Adopted by Royal Decree of 25.november 2016 under section 61a of the Act of 19 June 2009 No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity. Submitted by the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
2015-12-18: The Government takes a long-term approach to the management of Norwegian nature. We must ensure that future generations also have opportunities for wealth creation based on healthy ecosystems. The Government will therefore take steps to ensure that Norwegian nature is used sustainably, prevent the loss of species and ecosystems, and continue efforts for the conservation of a representative selection of Norwegian nature.
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