Norway has made progress on the path towards green growth over the past decade. The
country is a frontrunner in many environmental areas and invests heavily in technological
development and innovation to support its green transition. It set many ambitious
national environmental targets across all sectors, including for climate mitigation;
Norway aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. While not a member of the European
Union, Norway has aligned its action with many EU regulations and goals, sometimes
more stringently than members. Despite progress in many areas, the country still faces
multiple challenges, including sustainable consumption patterns and biodiversity protection.
The review provides 30 recommendations to help Norway further improve its environmental
performance, with a special focus on sustainable land use and biodiversity management.
This is the fourth Environmental Performance Review of Norway. It provides an independent,
evidence-based evaluation of the country’s environmental performance over the past