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Not-so-secret Norway climate negotiations continue. Secrecy regarding this week’s ongoing climate talks in Parliament evaporated slightly after several points from Tuesday’s meeting have surfaced. The climate talks between the government and the Opposition’s Conservatives (H), Christian Democrats (KrF) and Liberals (V) contained issues such as public transport, reported NRK. Politicians from all three Parties wish to see an increase in investment given to public transport, with a budget increase from the current amount of 300 million kroner to 1 billion kroner next year.

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Not-so-secret Norway climate negotiations continue

Published on Friday, 1st June, 2012 at 09:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

Secrecy regarding this week’s ongoing climate talks in Parliament evaporated slightly after several points from Tuesday’s meeting have surfaced.

Presentation of the climate white paper
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will have some things on his climate plate following Opposition climate talks.Presentation of the climate white paper
Photo: Norwegian Environment Ministry


The climate talks between the government and the Opposition’s Conservatives (H), Christian Democrats (KrF) and Liberals (V) contained issues such as public transport, reported NRK.

Politicians from all three Parties wish to see an increase in investment given to public transport, with a budget increase from the current amount of 300 million kroner to 1 billion kroner next year.

The Conservatives, Christian Democrats and the Liberals would also like to see the rail link, the so-called ‘Intercity Triangle’, between, Lillehammer, Oslo, Halden and Skien by 2025.

Other points to be discussed include conserving energy in buildings, an updated governmental report about CO2 tax on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and the use of electric vehicles.

Suggestions have been made to keep the tax benefits for electric vehicles in place until 2020, or until 100,000 electric cars have been sold in Norway.

The proposals put forward, to be presented to parliaments Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment, have been mostly accepted by the environmental organisations Bellona, Friends of the Earth, and Nature and Youth.

Opposition politicians had written a letter containing 34 points about the climate. The Progress Party (FrP) were not involved with this letter they did enter the talks with eleven of their own.

Regarding the talks secrecy, Bellona leader Frederic Hauge told The Foreigner, “politicians sitting in parliament are trying to make as little noise as possible bearing in mind next year’s general election.”

“The Conservatives don’t want to mess too much with the ultra-liberals, and the red-green tri-partite coalition (Labour (Ap), Socialist Left (SV), and Centre Party (Sp)) are happy that they have survived so far.”




Published on Friday, 1st June, 2012 at 09:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

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





  
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