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Norway Considers Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Targets

April 5, 2017, 10:20 PM

Norway is considering a measure that would make emissions reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 legally binding.

Submitted to Parliament March 31, the bill would require Norway’s current and future governments to meet intermediate milestones to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, and between 80 and 95 percent by 2050. Similar policy commitments already exist, but are not enshrined in Norwegian law.

“An almost unanimous Parliament asked the government to submit a proposal in 2015, so there is a clear political will to introduce a climate bill in Norway,” said Climate ...