Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy

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This record is superseded by:Norway Carbon Neutral by 2030

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