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Norwegians have little faith in climate policy. Eight out of ten Norwegians have low expectations for the government’s climate policy, a survey undertaken by Sentio has found. Although the results appear to be fairly equal across the country, people living in cities trusted the policy more than those living in rural areas. An agreement signed by the Conservatives (H), Christian Democrats (KrF) and Liberals (V) states that emissions should be reduced by 30 percent by 2030.

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Norwegians have little faith in climate policy

Published on Saturday, 2nd June, 2012 at 10:00 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Eight out of ten Norwegians have low expectations for the government’s climate policy, a survey undertaken by Sentio has found.

Earth, Western Hemisphere
Earth, Western Hemisphere
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Although the results appear to be fairly equal across the country, people living in cities trusted the policy more than those living in rural areas.

An agreement signed by the Conservatives (H), Christian Democrats (KrF) and Liberals (V) states that emissions should be reduced by 30 percent by 2030.

Bård Vegar Solhjell believes the credibility of the report will increase as the measures become more visible.

“I think there is general scepticism to white papers, people want concrete results, things that are felt in everyday life,” he told Nationen.

Election researcher Anders Todal Jenssen does not see anything strange with people being sceptical, telling Nationen that is does not mean people are uncaring about the environment.

“I think most people recognise that the problem is serious, but that they do not see any political solution to the practical at the moment”.

Up until yesterday, tri-partite Coalition Parties and members of the Opposition were discussing a possible cross-Party climate whitepaper compromise, but talks have now broken down.

Whether the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment will now discuss the issue in the middle of June is now uncertain, therefore.



Published on Saturday, 2nd June, 2012 at 10:00 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwayclimatetalks, crosspartyclimatecompromisenorway, electriccarsnorway.





  
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