The Norwegian government on Friday approved new steps designed to combat growth in greenhouse gas emissions in a document, described by environment minister Børge Brende as "an important step in fulfilling the coalition government's goal of a more aggressive climate policy".
The supplementary white paper follows a white paper issued by the government last June (EED 22/06/01). It proposes extending the lifetime of Norway's existing carbon dioxide (CO2) tax to 2008. It also sets 2005 as the target date for introducing a quota trading system for greenhouse gas emissions.
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