Ministry of Climate and Environment (Norway)

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The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment (Norwegian: Klima- og miljødepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established on May 8, 1972. The Ministry of Climate and Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the climate and environmental policies of the Government. Before 2014 the name was "Ministry of the Environment" (Norwegian: Miljøverndepartementet).[1]

It is led by the Minister of Climate and Environment, currently Vidar Helgesen (Conservative Party). The department report to the legislature (Stortinget).


The ministry is divided into the following sections:[2]

  • Department for Climate Change
  • Department for Cultural Heritage Management
  • Department for Marine Management and Pollution Control
  • Department for Nature Management
  • Department for Organizational Affairs
  • Department for Planning
  • Information section
  • Political staff

Political staff[edit]


Under the ministry there are five administrative agencies[4]

See also[edit]

List of Norwegian Ministers of the Environment


  1. ^ "The Ministry of the Environment becomes the Ministry of Climate and Environment". Norwegian Government Administration Services. 2013-12-20. Archived from the original on 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  2. ^ Ministry of the Environment Organization Retrieved 5 October 2013 (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ MiljøverndepartementetØvrig politisk ledelse Retrieved 5 October 2013 (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Norwegian Ministry of the Environment Underliggende etater Retrieved 5 October 2013 (in Norwegian)

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