New EU-Norway Green Alliance to deepen cooperation on climate, environment, energy and clean industry: European Green Deal

It-Tnejn, May 8, 2023

On 24th April 2023, the EU and Norway have established a Green Alliance to strengthen their joint climate action, environmental protection efforts, and cooperation on the clean energy and industrial transition. The agreement was signed in Brussels by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Norway's Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre.

President von der Leyen said: “Norway is a long-standing and reliable partner to the EU and we share a common vision for building a climate-neutral continent. We want our societies and economies to prosper together while reducing emissions, protecting nature, decarbonising our energy systems, and greening our industries. This Green Alliance makes our bond even stronger and allows us to design a better future together.”

Both sides reiterate their commitment to their respective 2030 targets of at least 55% greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to 1990, and to achieving climate neutrality at the latest by 2050. They aim to keep global temperature rise within the 1.5C limit under the Paris Agreement while ensuring energy security, environmental protection and human rights. The EU and Norway will work closely together to ensure the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and the historic biodiversity agreement reached at the UN Biodiversity conference COP15.

The EU-Norway Green Alliance, which is the most comprehensive form of bilateral engagement established under the European Green Deal, has been prepared and negotiated under the auspices of Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans.

A press release with more information is available online and the statement by President von der Leyen at the signing ceremony of the Green Alliance with Norwegian Prime Minister Støre is available here.

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