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Norway

TOTAL POPULATION

5.1 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

47,627 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

3,241,800 kt EUROPEAN UNION, YEAR 2014

"At least a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, including the use of EU carbon credits."

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Elizabet Zhivkova donated € 200 to Help Build a Sustainable Art Community in Ghana . Microplastics: Macroproblems donated € 190 to In Your Face . Robby Block donated € 200 to In Your Face . Kanfideni Raissa donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Laurent Cousinier donated € 100 to Help Small Forest Owners in France Maintain Their Land . Rolf Jansen donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . Thomas Kerby donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . thomas kerby donated € 170 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Climate change has already marked the (less and less) icy landscape of Norway. Coastal glaciers, which were previously expanding and gaining mass due to increased snowfall in winter up to the end of the 1990s, are now retreating, as a result of warmer summers. Nearly all smaller Norwegian glaciers are likely to disappear and overall glacier area, as well as volume, may be reduced by about one third by 2100.


Oslo aims to cut its emissions by 50% by 2020 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. Most of the electricity now being produced in the country is hydroelectric, thanks to investment in plants along the coastline. It has become a leading country in the electrification of its transport sector, with the largest fleet of electric vehicles per capita in the world. 


Oslo has become the "Electric Vehicle Capital of the World" with 30% of all vehicles now sold in the city being electric. In the territory of Svalbard, there is an initiative that highlights the increasingly stark realities of climate change. For eleven years, Norway has kept a great seed store known as the “Doomsday Vault”. It is a storage for the world’s most precious seeds that will be safely held in case of destruction of the species. More than 70,000 crops are still to be added to the frozen storage chambers buried deep within a mountain in the Arctic Circle.


Norway is a world leader when it comes to climate funding, with the aim of helping developing countries reduce deforestation, expand renewable energy and adapt to climate changes. The ‘Green Climate Fund’ was established to provide a balanced support system for adaption and emission reductions, and to mobilise as much private funding for climate measures as possible. Norway’s role in this fund has seen donations of up to NOK 1.6 billion in the period from 2015 to 2018, making it the biggest contributor relative to its size.

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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank, Norway is classified as a high-income country. The following plots provide an overview of Norway’s historic GHG emissions in perspective with global emissions, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

NORWAY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

NORWAY'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

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NORWAY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

NORWAY'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

NORWAY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

NORWAY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

NORWAY'S PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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NORWAY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

NORWAY'S PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

NORWAY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)
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