Last week, the Norwegian government presented a series of measures, from the introduction of exclusively electric vehicles for communal services, to three times higher taxes on carbon, in order for the country to fulfill its climate goals.
Norway wants to reduce emissions by 50 to 55 percent by 2030 in cooperation with the European Union, and its goal is to reduce by 90 to 95 percent by 2050.
“Human-induced climate change has serious consequences for people, animals and nature around the world,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference.
Among the presented measures is to introduce “zero emissions” of harmful gases in public procurement of cars and vans from 2022. The same will apply to tenders for ferries starting in 2023 and for city buses from 2025.
Oslo also wants to promote biofuels and more than triple its carbon tax by 2030.
Norwegian branch of the organization Friends of the Earth he welcomed the Norwegian government’s announcement, but said it was avoiding “difficult issues such as oil production, highway construction, airport expansion and energy efficiency”.
Norway is a pioneer in terms of electric vehicles, so last year, 54.3 percent of new registered vehicles were electric.
However, the Norwegian authorities are accused of hypocrisy as they continue to issue licenses for oil exploration, especially in the Barents Sea.
In December, the Supreme Court of Norway rejected the request of Greenpeace and other environmental non-governmental organizations, which demanded the revocation of licenses for oil exploration in the Arctic.
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