Climate Cure 2020

17/02/2010 Climate Cure 2020 has studied measures for the Norwegian petroleum industry which in total could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents.

The measures in the petroleum industry cost in the range of NOK 400 to NOK 4000 per tonne of reduced CO2.

There is significant uncertainty regarding both the cost estimates and technological development. The measures are large, complex industry projects which will take time to realise.

Estimates indicate that a reduction of up to 3 million tonnes of CO2 could be accomplished by 2020.

Measures have been studied with an overall potential of reduction in emissions corresponding to 22 million tonnes of CO2 for the following sectors: transport, industry, construction and district heating, agriculture, forestry, waste management and the petroleum industry. The costs of the measures vary from socio-economic profitable measures to nearly NOK 4,000 per tonne.

The mission of Climate Cure 2020 was to evaluate potential measures and policy instruments that could contribute to fulfilling the goal of reducing Norwegian greenhouse gas emissions by 15 to 17 million tonnes (including forestry measures) by 2020.
The Climate and Pollution Agency led the work, which was carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Statistics Norway and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.


Updated: 18/02/2010