Norway emission trading exclusion under fire

Norwegian forestry firm Norske Skog has threatened to pull four factories, employing over 2,000, out of the country if the government continues to exclude wood processing from the national carbon dioxide (CO2) emission trading scheme, Dagens Næringsliv newspaper reported on Thursday. The environment ministry sees an existing CO2 tax as "a stronger environmental tool", the newspaper added. A company spokesperson described it as "idiosyncratic" to pursue a policy contrary to a "global framework". Norske Skog also owns five factories in countries subject to the EU emissions trading scheme. See article, and Norske Skog.

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