Climate Change and the Environment

Global climate change and loss of biodiversity are among the most serious environmental threats to the world at present. This is why climate change and the environment are the main focus areas of Norwegian development policy.

Climate Change and the Environment

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Climate proofing

All Norwegian Embassies have been requested to increase their efforts on addressing climate change.

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Adaptation to climate change

Regardless of the effects of mitigation there is a need for increased focus on and attention to adaptation to future impacts of climate change.

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Mitigation

Norwegian core activities on mitigation are Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), Clean Energy Initiative and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).