Norway sets out its Nordic council agenda

Norway will prioritise several environmental issues during its chairmanship of the Nordic Council in 2012, the country's government announced last week, with a particular focus on climate change, green growth and chemical products.

Work on climate change will centre on black carbon, with each country developing its own emissions accounting system and action plan. The council as a whole will consider which international mechanisms can be used to address the pollutant, which is not being tackled as part of international climate negotiations.

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