Payments for environmental subsidies and similar transfers increased by NOK 1.1 billion to NOK 9.4 billion last year.
The preliminary figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show that transfers abroad accounted for about half of the total amount.
The new figures show that environmental subsidies and related transfers accounted for 5.4% of all subsidies and current public administration transfers last year.
Public subsidies and current transfers amounted to NOK 175 billion in 2019, the highest expenditure since the start of the statistics in 2013.
Distributed by environmental purpose, air and climate protection accounted for 29% of environmental support. That corresponds to NOK 2.7 billion.
The category of other environmental protection activities had the largest increase from 2018 to 2019, but energy resources management also increased sharply by about NOK 270 million.
In 2019, NOK 4.8 billion in environmental support went abroad, mainly due to transfers within climate, forests, and renewable energy.
Transfers abroad increased by NOK 643 million from 2018 to 2019, an increase of 16%.
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