Country:Norway
Year:2007
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Description:

In April 2007, the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced the governments intention to make Norway carbon neutral by 2050, marking the first time any country had made such a commitment. The goal would be reached through a combination of expanding carbon capture and storage and buying emission credits internationally. Mr Stoltenberg declared two further targets: Norway would exceed its Kyoto protocol target by ten percentage points and unilaterally cut emissions by 30% compared to 1990 levels by 2020. Norways Kyoto target is to restrict emission rises to 1% above 1990 levels during 2008-2012.

This record is superseded by:Norway Carbon Neutral by 2030

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