Bad news for CO2 and waste in Norway

Environmental survey finds greenhouse gas emissions and waste rising fast; good news on air

Norway's greenhouse gas emissions increased 2% last year, to the "highest level ever", the national statistics office (SSB) reports in its annual survey of environmental indicators.

The total increase since 1990 - the base year for Kyoto measurements - is now 8%, a far cry from the 1% Norwegian target under the Kyoto agreement. SSB identifies the main sources of carbon dioxide (CO2) as road traffic, oil and gas extraction, industrial incinerators and process emissions from metal production.

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