Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Ministry of the Environment
Legal References:Report No. 15 to the Storting (2001-2002) - Norwegian climate policy. Amendment to Report No. 54 to the Storting (2000-2001)

In March 2002, the newly elected Government which took office in October 2001, released a supplementary report to the White Paper on National Climate Policy, presented by the former government in 2001 (Report no. 54 to the Storting (2000-2001)). The supplementary report supported the implementation of a broad domestic emissions trading system from 2008, but in addition proposed that a quota-based emissions trading system for greenhouse gases should be established and made mandatory from 2005. By introducing such an early domestic emissions trading system for emissions from sources that are not subject to the CO2-tax whenever this is possible in practice, and at the same time continuing to levy the current CO2 taxes until 2008, Norway will regulate almost all emission sources by means of climate policy instruments by 2005. The White paper also recommended the implementation of a number of other climate-related measures at the national level, including: - more extensive use of waste as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels, possibly including a ban on dumping of degradable waste; - reduction in the use of mineral oils for heating by at least 25% in the period 2008-2012 from the average for the period 1996-2000; - fuel switching from oil to new renewable energy; - more research and development in eco-friendly energy technology; - improving the framework conditions for gas-fired power plants with CO2 processing technology; - replacing gas-fired power plants on offshore oil installations in the North Sea by electric power through cables from the Norwegian mainland. - In addition, the Government recommended a tax on the import of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) equivalent to the CO2 tax on fuel oils from 2003. Both the White paper and its supplementary were approved by the Parliament in June 2002.

This record supersedes:White Paper on National Climate Policy - National Emissions Trading Scheme

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