forth national communication on Climate Change under the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
This report is Norways fourth national
communication under the Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC). The first, second and
third national communications were submitted in
1994, 1997 and 2002 respectively. The latest national
greenhouse gas inventory report was submitted in
April 2005. Norway ratified the UNFCCC on 9 July
1993. Norway ratified the Kyoto Protocol on 30 May
2002 and became a Party when the Protocol entered
into force on 16 February 2005.
(Center for International Climate and Environmental Research -
CICERO was founded by the Norwegian government
in 1990, is an independent research center associated with the
University of Oslo. CICERO's mandate is twofold: to both conduct
research and provide information about issues of climate change.
GRID-Arendal is the United Nations Environment
Programme office in Norway, providing environmental information,
communications, and capacity building services. As part of the
global GRID network of cooperating centers, GRID-Arendal seeks
to be a center of excellence for improving the accessibility and
the application of scientific knowledge about the environment
to policy formulation and decision-making processes. GRID-Arendal
concentrates its efforts on the collection, integration, analysis
and dissemination of environmental data from existing sources.
GRID-Arendal's role within this global system focuses on the two
polar areas, on the Nordic countries and their adjacent seas,
and on strengthening generally the global environmental information
system of UNEP.
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
It is a joint research venture that integrates
scientific expertise and infrastructure from the University of
Bergen (UoB), the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
(NERSC) and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR).