Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet)

Norwegian Environment Agency plays a key role in preserving nature, reducing pollution, and shaping Norwegian environmental policy.

We were established on 1 July 2013 as a result of the merger of the Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management.

The Norwegian Environment Agency is the largest agency under the Ministry of the Environment with about 700 employees, most of whom work at our offices in Trondheim and Oslo.

The sections that are primarily responsible for nature management are located in Trondheim, while the sections that are mainly responsible for climate and pollution issues are in Oslo.

The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO) is part of the agency, with employees at more than sixty local offices.

Managing Norwegian nature and preventing pollution

The Norwegian Environment Agency is instrumental in nature management and pollution control.

Our functions are to monitor the state of the environment, convey environment-related information, exercise authority, oversee and guide regional and municipal authorities, collaborate with the authorities of relevant sectors, act as an expert advisor, and assist in international environmental efforts.

Our objectives

The Norwegian government and the Norwegian Parliament determine the ambitions of our environmental policy. The environmental policy has been divided into various fields, each with specific national objectives.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has been assigned key tasks with a view to  achieving the national objectives in the following fields:

  • a stable climate and strengthened adaptability
  • biodiverse forests
  • unspoilt mountain landscapes
  • lush wetlands
  • a toxic-free environment
  • an active outdoor life
  • well managed cultural landscapes
  • living oceans and coasts
  • healthy rivers and lakes
  • effective waste and recycling
  • clean air and less noise pollution

 

Norwegian Environment Agency

PO Box 5672 Sluppen,

NO-7485 Trondheim, Norway

Tel: + 47 03400 / + 47 73 58 05 00

Fax: + 47 73 58 05 01

E-mail: post@miljodir.no

Website: www.environmentagency.no

Related Partners

Latest Articles

Fish Vessels Go Electric

The Norwegian aquaculture and fishing industry has joined the green shipping wave with a number of pioneering electric fleet initiatives.

Norway’s Greener Future Fleet

Norway was the first nation to have a fully electric car and a passenger ferry. Now the country will make all future ferries green and a zero-emission maritime industry by 2050.

Could Iran be the Next Big Market?

Iran is opening up for billions of dollars in oil and gas investments after the lifting of decades-long sanctions. The Norwegian oil industry is cautiously eyeing possibilities.

Blue Revolution Center Pushes Aquaculture Farther Offshore

Marine Harvest and researchers plan to develop a floating laboratory for radical exposed fish farming technology to help the sector grow sustainably.

The Future of Shipping is Autonomous

Many are looking forward to driverless cars in the future. The shipping industry is testing vessels without captains.

Major Petroleum Province in the North

Cost cutting initiatives and new technology are paving the way for the Northern Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea to become the next major petroleum province on the shelf.

Norwegian Seafood Export Hits Record Numbers 2016

2016 was another record year for Norwegian seafood export with export value reaching 91,6 billion NOK (approximately $10 billion). The Norwegian Seafood Council presented the 2016 numbers at a conference in Oslo today.  

Portugal: Norwegian Cod Keeps the Bacalhau Traditions Alive

Portugal is a country of cod lovers and cod from Norway is a favourite. No other European country, uses up as much seafood and for sure not as much cod, per capita as Portugal. 

Norwegian Seafood Enjoyed Worldwide

Norway exported 2.6 million tonnes of seafood 2015. That represented more than 11 billion main courses. But the number of meals containing Norwegian seafood is possibly in the order of more than 20 billion. Seafood is ofte...