Svalbard and the Polar Areas
In the northern areas and in Antarctica, Norway administers some of the planet´s last great areas with virtually untouched nature. Such areas are of great intrinsic value, at the same time as they are important for the preservation of biological diversity.
The Antarctic contains some of the last vast undisturbed areas of nature in the world. Plants, animals, ecosystems and cultural heritage in the Antarctic face an unrelenting growing pressure from traffic, environmental toxins and climate change. The cooperation under the Antarctic Treaty is critical to safeguarding the preservation of the natural environment and cultural heritage.
Latest on svalbard and the polar areas
- Meld. St. 29 (2020–2021) - Norway’s integrated plan for the conservation of areas of special importance for marine biodiversity Report to the Storting 09/04/2021
- Regulations Relating to Pollution and Waste in Svalbard Regulation 03/07/2020
- Meld. St. 20 (2019–2020) - Norway’s integrated ocean management plans — Barents Sea–Lofoten area; the Norwegian Sea; and the North Sea and Skagerrak Report to the Storting 24/04/2020
- Meld. St. 16 (2019–2020) - New goals for Norway’s cultural environment policy Report to the Storting 17/04/2020
- Meld. St. 19 (2016–2017) - Experiencing Norway – a unique adventure Report to the Storting 17/03/2017
Section for Polar Affairs and the High North
Phone: +47 22 24 57 11
Address: P.B. 8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Kongens gate 20, 0153 Oslo