Norway ambitious climate policy for a number of

Norway is part of the region known as Scandinavia with its neighbors Denmark and Sweden and Finland and Iceland. Norway is mostly known for its natural beauty with Oslo as its capital city with the country’s population 5.25 million. In Norway climate changes until now for the period 1900-2008 as a whole, the annual temperature in Norway has increased by about 0.9c. Norways long coastline and wide mountain ranges extending right up to the Arctic mean that the country is extremely exposed to wind and weather. Here the climate and weather conditions affect practically every sector of society and are an important element of most people’s daily lives. So the Norwegians are used to taking weather conditions into account and have adapted to climate variability over the countries.Over the past 100 years, the Norwegian climate has become warmer and precipitation has increased by about 20%. These trends expected to continue similarly, it is estimated that precipitation may rise by  between 5 and 30%, and projection also indicate an increase in intense precipitation, which will in turn increase the risk of certain types of flooding and landslides and avalanches. The severity of the impacts of climate change on the environment and society will depend on how the climate changes and on society’s adaptive capacity. Norway can become more resilent in the face of climate change.The Governments aim is for Norway to become a low-emission economy by mid-century. The most important cross-sectoral climate policy instruments are taxes, emissions trading and the Pollution Control Act. In addition, a series of regulatory measures and schemes for individual sectors are intended to encourage the transition process and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Norway has been pursuing an ambitious climate policy for a number of years. In April 2012 the government presented a new white paper on Norwegian climate policy. The measures set out in the policy are to reduce Norway’s greenhouse gas emissions.”We are frustrated most of the time because jobs go before the environment. To some extent it is hypocrisy. Sometimes it seems easier to achieve something abroad than in Norway itself” says Arild Hermstad, head of the Future In Our Hands, Norway’s leading environmental lobby group. Norway always comes across as a moralizer on environmental matters but I think there’s a lot to criticize it about at home where its far from perfect says chief executive of a Swedish Industrial Company.” Reducing deforestation in developing countries is a key element of addressing the global climate change challenge”, Mr.Ban said .Norway allocates a singnificant amount of funding to REDD+(Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, Since 2007, /Norway has allocated up to Nok 3 billion a year of its aid budget to REDD+ ,Norway is a member of Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Subsidy reform is important for cleaning up the air and feeing up public funds for development efforts. Norway pledges to become climate Neutral by 2030. Parliament approves radical proposal of accelerated emissions cuts and carbon offsetting to achieve climate goal 20 years earlier than planned. The United Nations Frame work convention on climate change(UNFCCC) provide the framework for internation efforts in this field. Its ultimate objective is to level that will prevents dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate systems. The UN has a key role to play in the follow up and implementation of the Paris Agreement, and in intensifying efforts to protect the environment . These are priorities for Norway too. With this in view, Norway will support the secretary- Generals agenda for disaster risk reduction relating to climate change Norway taken  a step in Reduce of greenhouse gas emissions by atleast 40%. Laws should be passed to protect the coastal marine environment from oilspills. Therefore, to combat climate change, they need to decouple energy growth from CO2 emissions and cutting down the  forests should be stopped.Norway was the 3rd largest exporter of oil in the world. The Scandinavian country is one of the top European countries in emissions per capita. Here Critics point to the country’s extraction of its oil and natural gas resources as a primary source of its emissions. One step the government has taken is to encourage organizations and home owners to burn wood and other biomass for heat and power as opposed to fossil fuels. The Norwegian government promotes itself as a lead actor in international environmental efforts and climate negotiations.