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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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Report from the Climate Risk Commission

12/12/2018: The Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen (Progress Party), today received the report on climate-related risk factors and their significance for the Norwegian economy from the Commission Chair, Martin Skancke, MSc (Econ).

National Pollinator Strategy

04/10/2018: A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

Norway steps up the fight against illegal deforestation with UN and INTERPOL

27/06/2018: Organized criminals make 50-152 billion USD a year illegally cutting down invaluable tropical forests and their activities have detrimental consequences for sustainable development in rainforest nations and the global climate.

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Climate risk and the Norwegian economy

12/12/2018: 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.

National Pollinator Strategy

04/10/2018: A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

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Ministry of Climate and Environment

Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
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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