Pollution and climate


Municipal wastewater
Describes different sides of the municipal wastewater sector e.g. fees, facilities, sludge disposal
Emissions from Norwegian economic activity
Covers the environmental consequences due to the economic activity in Norway
Emissions to air
Emissions of greenhouse gases from Norwegian territory and of anthropogenic origin.
Hazardous waste
Describes the different forms of hazardous waste, its treatment and its sources
Pesticide use
The statistics give information about pesticide use in agriculture.

Analyses, articles and publications

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  1. Optimal Carbon Taxes and Foreign Aid

    This article explores whether altruistic preferences toward households in poor high-temperature countries stimulate global warming policies within rich low-temperature countries that avoids damage from global warming.

  2. Assessing fire hazard in coastal heathlands

    Unmanaged and overgrown coastal heathlands represent a substantial fire hazard. We analyse how this hazard in Norwegian coastal heathlands is influenced by weather conditions, land management, and usage.

  3. Pesticide use in agriculture in 2022

    Statistics Norway carried out an electronic sample survey concerning pesticide use in 2022. Similar surveys were carried out in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017

  4. Emission pricing and CO₂ compensation in the EU

    Unilateral CO₂ emission reduction can lead to carbon leakage, such as relocation of power-intensive and trade-exposed industries.

  5. To what extent are temperature levels changing due to greenhouse gas emissions?

    Weather and temperatures vary in ways that are difficult to explain and predict precisely. In this article we review data on temperature variations in the past as well possible reasons for these variations.

  6. Emission regulation: Prices, quantities and hybrids with endogenous technology choice

    This paper examines the investment incentives of market-based regulation, with focus on the technology characteristics the different regulatory schemes tend to incentivize.

  7. Policies for electrification of the car fleet in the short and long run – subsidizing electric vehicles or subsidizing charging stations?

    Abatement can be performed by measures that have an impact on present emissions, but no lasting effect, and by long-lived infrastructure investments.

  8. Green technology policies versus carbon pricing

    Technology policy is the most widespread form of climate policy and is often preferred over seemingly efficient carbon pricing.

  9. Endogenous preferences and environmental policy

    This paper investigates environmental policy in the presence of endogenous preferences. The optimal time trajectory is achieved if and only if the consumer is perfectly time-consistent.

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