Lowest greenhouse gas emissions in Norway in 27 years

Sveinung RotevatnMinister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (Liberal Party).Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Emissions in Norway decreased by 3.4 percent last year. In 2019, emissions were 50.3 million tonnes, which is the lowest emissions in the country since 1993.

This shows the new corrected figures from Statistics Norway (Statistics Norway).

– “Emissions in Norway have been going down for the last four years in a row. These are very encouraging figures and show that the government’s climate policy is working. We have set ambitious goals, and we will work hard to achieve them,” says Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (V) in a press release.

Last week, Statistics Norway released figures showing that emissions fell by 2 percent in 2019. However, the figures for “industry and mining” and “energy supply” were too high. These have now been corrected, which means that the real decline was 3.4 percent.

– “We see that climate policy works. In the transport industry, emissions are falling because people buy cars that run on electricity instead of gasoline and diesel, they bicycle, walk and choose public transport for work. During the year, the government will present its climate plan, which will show how we will achieve the climate targets we have set for 2030,” says Sveinung Rotevatn.

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