Areas of activity

The Norwegian Environment Agency works with a wide range of topics in the environmental area, and here we have made a list of key topics.

Air

The environment protection authorities aim to reduce local air pollution, so as to promo...

Chemicals

"Chemicals" is a catchall term for chemical substances and compounds that both exist...

Climate

The goal of the environment protection authorities is that the concentration of greenhou...

Conservation Areas

National parks and other conservation areas are meant to safeguard vulnerable and...

Contaminated seabed

The seabed sediments in many harbour and fjord areas in Norway have been highly...

Contaminated soil

Several areas in Norway are exposed to abnormally high concentrations of environmental...

Cultural landscape

The term "cultural landscape" refers to all landscapes that have been influenced by huma...

Environmental monitoring

Monitoring the state of the environment enables the authorities to implement measures fo...

Genetically modified organisms

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants, animals and micro-organisms in which t... 12.03.15

Hunting and fishing

Along with the Ministry of the Environment, the Norwegian Environment Agency shares the...

Inland waters

Our inland waters, comprising lakes, rivers, wetlands, and groundwater, are vital for...

Internationally

The goal of the environment protection authorities for international environmental...

Marine and coastal areas

Norway has large coastal and marine areas that are rich in species and ecosystems. Human...

Noise

The environment protection authorities aim to prevent and reduce noise so as to promote...

Oil and gas

The environment protection authorities aim to ensure that water in marine areas is of su...

Outdoor recreation

Everyone in Norway shall have access to nature. The country is richly endowed with hikin...

Renewable energy

Hydroelectric power, wind power, and bioenergy are important sources of renewable energy...

Species and ecosystems

Natural areas in Norway are coming under increasing pressure, and many species and...

Supervision

The Norwegian Environment Agency and the various country governors control that...

Waste

The Norwegian Environment Agency strives to ensure that waste resources are used as much...