“Embarrassing”The Norwegian Society for Nature Conservation believes it is “incredibly embarrassing” that Norway did not reach its climate goals for 2020. “Despite the pandemic, we were not able to reach the goal, and that means that we must cut emissions much more and much faster in the future,” leader Truls Gulowsen noted.
“Scandal”The Green Party (MDG) believes that the Solberg government does not take the climate crisis seriously. “This is a scandal. It is now a fact that Norway, with the current sitting government, has stepped on the climate policy and broken the climate goal for 2020,” acting party leader Arild Hermstad said. “The first thing the MDG will demand after the election is therefore that we make a new climate plan for a real change of pace in Norwegian climate policy,” he said.
Statistics Norway corrects figuresThe SSB has adjusted figures for sales of marine gas oils and auto diesel from 2012 to 2019. Previously published emission figures have been too low when it comes to fishing, coastal, and road traffic. Emissions for 2019 have been adjusted upwards by 2.7% to 51.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents. Emissions for 2019 from fishing increased by 157%, coastal traffic by 35%, and road traffic by 3% due to the correction. Despite the upward adjustment, greenhouse gas emissions are the lowest since 1995, the SSB writes. Before the figures were revised, emissions were at the 1993 level.
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