The climate investigation gets delayed deadline

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The major report “Climate change 2030” is postponed to February 1, 2020.

This is stated in a press release from the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

The “Climate change 2030” report should have been completed by December 15, but the Environment Directorate has now been granted its application for extra time to complete the comprehensive analyzes.

“The Ministry sees that a seven-month time frame is scarce for such a comprehensive mission. In comparison, it was spent a year and a half on the Klimakur 2020 report presented in 2010 », the press release points out.

The study will show how Norway can reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home by up to 50 per cent by 2030 in those sectors that are not covered by the EU’s quota system.

Consequently, transport, agriculture, waste and barley are under the magnifying glass. The study will also look at measures for those parts of the industry and the petroleum activities that are not part of the quota system. In addition, the Environment Agency will look at forests and land use.

At the same time, the Ministry of Climate and Environment has decided that the report should be sent out for public consultation when it is ready. This happens after the government has been criticized by the opposition for secret about the planning of new climate measures.

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