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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Luftfoto Amazonas regnskog

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.

Norwegian Carbon Credit Procurement Program

Norway is committed to an ambitious climate policy and has undertaken to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 30 per cent of 1990 emissions by 2020. Significant measures are taken at home at the same time as measures in other countries are supported. 50 per cent of Norwegian emissions are regulated through Norway's participation in the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). A total of 80% of Norwegian emissions are subject to emissions trading, a CO2 tax, or both.


First ever white paper on the place of the oceans in Norwegian foreign and development policy

2017-03-24: 'The Government is stepping up its efforts to promote Norway's ocean interests. We intend to make sustainable use of the oceans a global priority,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. This is the first time a Norwegian government has presented a white paper on the place of the oceans in foreign and development policy.

Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers for the Environment

2017-01-02: 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.

Report from the expert committee on green competitiveness

2016-10-28: The government’s expert committee on green competitiveness today delivered its report, with proposals and recommendations to the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg and Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen.

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Norway - Candidate to The World Heritage Comittee 2017

2017-04-18: Culture-nature, integrated approach, generations, future, community, cooperation, pride, sustainability, credibility


Regulations relating to the protection of traditional knowledge associated with genetic material

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.

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Ministry of Climate and Environment

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