Reducing emissions by at least 50% and up to 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030 should be legislated, the government believes.
In February of 2020, Norway announced strengthened climate targets for 2030 under the Paris Agreement.
Norway’s climate target for 2050 was also strengthened when the government presented Norway’s Low Emission Strategy in 2019, announcing that the emission interval in section 4 of the Climate Act would be reduced by an order of magnitude of 90 to 95% from the emission level in the reference year 1990.
The government is now proposing to legislate these strengthened climate goals by amending sections 3 and 4 of the Climate Act.
“We have set ourselves ambitious climate goals. We are now legislating the strengthened climate goals so that they become legally binding on the government and the Norwegian parliament (Storting).
“That contributes to giving a binding direction in climate policy and a clear signal that we take the climate goals seriously,” Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (V) noted in a press release.
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