Environmental Issues

Norway is playing an active role in international negotiations on a new climate regime to ensure that consensus is reached on a new global climate agreement in Copenhagen in December 2009. Read more about Norway’s priorities in this process. Read more >

Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre
Photo: Torgrim Rath Olsen

Norway’s success in reaching its national environmental targets is dependent on international environmental cooperation. Norway is exposed to long-range pollution, as persistent organic pollutants (POPS), radioactivity and acid rain originating in activities elsewhere are transported here by winds and ocean currents. Moreover, Norway has a vested interest in helping to reduce the extensive envi... Read more >