Implementation of the European Green Deal and the Development of the Transport Sector in the Baltics
17 August 2022
Norway is a substantial producer and exporter of oil and gas. However, the country has through the Paris agreement committed to climate leadership and the 1.5 degree pathway. In the process of greening its economy, Norway has implemented policy schemes that have demonstrated success in cutting emissions from road transport, a sector that accounts for 33% of Norwegian emissions. To date no other country in the world has more electric cars per capita than Norway; 82,9 percent of all new cars sold in the first quarter of 2022 were electric and the government has ambitions goals to further decarbonize and reach the target of 55% emission reduction by 2030. Some of them include:
- All new passenger cars and light vans sold should be zero-emission by 2025.
- All new city buses should be zero-emission or use biogas by 2025.
- All new heavy vans, 75% of new long-distance buses and 50% of new lorries sold should be zero-emission by 2030.
- Distribution of most goods in major city areas should be emission free by 2030.