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MDG with new climate policy – will have an 80 per cent emission cut by 2035


Storting representative and former MDG leader Une Bastholm believes that the current government is not doing enough to achieve the targets for emission cuts. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB

Of NTB | 05/04/2024 12:05:18

Policy: – I am happy and proud that the MDGs have now adopted an effective and understandable climate policy that is realistic, and that actually delivers what we have been asked for by the UN and our obligations under the Paris Agreement, says Une Bastholm in a press release where the new decisions are presented .

Among the decisions is a new target for emission cuts. The party wants Norway to cut 80 percent of its territorial emissions by 2035 compared to 1990, and that this target be reported to the UN.

In addition, options were adopted for how the goal is to be reached, including a stricter prioritization of power use and a better safeguarding of nature’s carbon stock.

Bastholm uses the opportunity to criticize both Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap) and Erna Solberg (H) for what she believes is a planless and hesitant climate policy that does not cut emissions.

– It is the lack of commitments and predictability that now threatens a fair transition, because it is the money-rich people and companies that do best. MDG will do something about that, and I am proud of that, says Bastholm.

(© NTB)


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