Norway’s newly elected ruling party, in power since 2021, has reiterated its commitment to strengthening Norway’s 2030 target to 55% below 1990 levels (52% below 1990 levels excl. LULUCF).
A 60% emissions reduction by 2030 is aligned with the Paris Agreement according to the 1.5°C domestic emissions pathway derived by our analysis. However, under current policies, Norway is projected to fall well short of achieving its NDC.
A fair share contribution to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions compatible with the Paris Agreement would require Norway to go further than its domestic target, and provide substantial support for emission reductions to developing countries on top of its domestic reductions.
Norway’s current 2050 target is to become a ‘low carbon society’, which the government has quantified as a 90-95% reduction in GHG emissions below 1990 levels. This was strengthened in 2020 from its previous 2050 target of an 80-95% reduction below 1990 levels.
This strengthened target would be aligned with a 1.5°C compatible pathway which would require an emissions reduction of 92% below 1990 levels (excl. LULUCF) by 2050. Norway will need to balance its remaining emissions to reach net zero GHG by 2050.