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.

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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.

The Congo Basin includes six countries in Central Africa. About 120 million people live in the region and about half are partially dependent on the forests for livelihoods, food, medicines and materials.

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.

Norwegian Carbon Credit Procurement Program

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.

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Indian and Norwegian Ministers of Environment commit to explore a Global Agreement to stop Plastic Pollution

16/02/2020: Norway and India agree to cooperate closely to investigate the possibility of establishing a global agreement to stop plastic pollution. The ministers of environment from the two countries met in Gandhinagar, India today, during the high level segment on UN Conference on Migrating species – CMS COP13.

Norway steps up 2030 climate goal to at least 50 % towards 55 %

07/02/2020: Today, Norway has submitted an enhanced climate target under the Paris agreement. Norway's new and strengthened target is to reduce emissions with at least 50 %, and towards 55 % by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Documents

Strategy

Blue Opportunities

The Norwegian Government's Updated Ocean Strategy.

Climate risk and the Norwegian economy

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.

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Ministry of Climate and Environment

Phone: +47 22 24 57 11
Press phone: +47 947 82 505 (please no sms)
Press contact: Press contacts
Address: Postboks 8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Kongens gate 20, 0153 Oslo

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