Norway cuts greenhouse gases and sulphur
Norwegian greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.5% in 2002, but remained 6% above 1990 levels, against which the country is committed to no more than a 1% increase by 2008-12, the national statistics office (SSB) reported on Friday. However, sulphur dioxide emissions were down 58% since 1990 and 10% from 2001 to 2002, marking achievement of Norway's national emission ceiling for 2010 under the 1999 Gothenburg protocol (EED 30/11/99). Emissions of ammonia are also below the Gothenburg limit, and levels of most heavy metals are declining. See press releases on greenhouse gases, sulphur/NOx/VOCs/ammonia, heavy metals.