The Copenhagen pledge, as well as NDC and long-term target were calculated from the most recent national inventory submissions (CRF, 2018).
While Norway intends to become a carbon neutral nation in 2030, it is not clear whether this includes sinks from Norway’s LULUCF sector projected to slightly decline in 2030, reaching 21 MtCO2. As a result, the conditional NDC target of carbon neutrality was quantified as 21 MtCO2.
The third biennial report provided further clarity on the definition of a low-emission society by 2050 by stating that the target is to achieve a reduction of the order of 80-95% below 1990 levels (Norwegian Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, 2018).
The current policy projections are based on Norway's third Biennial Report (Norwegian Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, 2018). Historical data is based on CRF 2018.