Country:Norway
Year:2008
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Norwegian government
Description:In January 2008, the Norwegian government revised its previous target, announced in 2007, of becoming carbon netural by 2050 to 2030. This earlier target was reached through agreement between the Norwegian government and the opposition parties. The idea of the target is to reduce net emissions of carbon dioxide to zero by 2030 through both emissions reducing projects in Norway and elsewhere. Activities will include investing in projects to slow deforestation in developing countries, investing in renewable energy and carbon capture and storage research, raising a tax on diesel fuel, investing in mass transport and a wide range of other measures.

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