Climate change

Norway to be carbon neutral by 2050

The Norwegian Government 22 June presented an ambitious white paper to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In its white paper the Government is proposing that Norway should have the world’s most ambitious climate targets. The country is to be carbon neutral by 2050, which means that all remaining emissions will be set off against emissions in other countries.

26/06/2007 ::
– Our white paper confirms Norway’s position as a leading nation with regard to climate policy. The most important action we can take to reduce global emissions will be to serve as a driving force in the efforts to develop a new, more comprehensive international agreement on climate change. At the same time we ourselves will make substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions both at home and abroad, said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

– No previous government has done as much to combat climate change as the present one. The Government’s policy is to make sure that Norway continues its progress towards a low-emission society. Our proposals will affect a great many sectors of society, said Minister of the Environment Helen Bjørnøy.

The full press release from the Ministry of Environment.

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The Government’s policy is to make sure that Norway continues its progress towards a low-emission society, accoring to Minister of the Environment Helen Bjørnøy.Photo: Bjørn Stuedal, Ministry of Environment