This report presents the third OECD review of Norway’s environmental policy performance. Previous reviews were published in 2001 and 1993. Topics covered in this report include greening growth, implementation of environmental policies, international cooperation, climate change, waste management and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), and nature and biodiversity.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary PART I. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Chapter 1. Developments since the 2001 Review -1. Key socio-economic developments -2. Key environmental pressures -3. Framwork for environmental and sustainable development Chapter 2. Towards Sustainable Development -Assessment and recommendations -1. The National Sustainable Development Strategy -2. Economic recovery and environmental policy -3. Linking the National Sustainable Development Strategy and key sectors -4. Innovation Chapter 3. Implementation of Environmental Policies -Assessment and recommendations -1. Environmental policy instruments -2. Environmental democracy -3. Review of progress in air and water management Chapter 4. International Co-operation -Assessment and recommendations -1. Marine environment -2. Bilateral and regional co-operation -3. Official development statistics PART II. SELECTED ISSUES Chapter 5. Climate Change -Assessment and recommendations -1. Introduction -2. Emission performance and Kyoto compliance -3. Policies and measures -4. Post-Kyoto climate policy: 2020 and 2050 -5. Adaptation -6. Norway's international Climate and Forest Initiative Chapter 6. Nature and Biodiversity -Assessment and recommendations -1. Setting the scene -2. Key issues in nature and biodiversity policy -3. Nature and biodiversity in sectoral policies -4. Financing nature and biodiversity management Chapter 7. Waste Management -Assessment and recommendations -1. Policy and institutional setting -2. Trends in waste generation -3. Performance in managing non-hazardous waste -4. Improving management of hazardous waste and substances -5. Contaminated sites References -Selected Environmental Data -Selected Economic Data -Selected Social Data -Actions taken on the 2001 OECD recommendations -Abbreviations -Selected Environmental Websites