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
08/06/2020: On Wednesday 3rd of June, Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, and Minister for Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn presented the Norwegian government's hydrogen strategy.
24/04/2020: Today, the Government presented its revised management plans for Norway’s sea areas – the Barents Sea–Lofoten area, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea and Skagerrak. One management measure that is being introduced is a shift of the boundary for oil and gas activities in the Barents Sea south to the line where ice is found on average on 15 % of the days in April.