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Transcript
MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
THE FAROESE CLIMATE CHALLENGE
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MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
AN AMBITIOUS AND REALISTIC TARGET
• To cut emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 20 %
in 2020
• Emission cuts to be
implemented domestically
• No “offsets” in this target
• Transparent policy measures
by Government to be
evaluated biannually by
Parliament
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MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
To reduce GHG emissions from 760,000 tonnes to 610,000 tonnes
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Heating
Land-based transport
Energy production
Ships and aviation
Renewable energy
Public awareness and
education
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MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
ELECTRIFICATION AND OPTIMIZATION
• Energy supply from locally based
renewable energy resources
• Electrify house heating and landbased transport
• Sustainable food production from
fuel efficient fishing vessels
• Support research in maritime
clean-tech solutions
• Climate change research and
monitoring
• Prepare for timely adaptation to
climate change
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MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
BROAD SUPPORT FOR CLIMATE POLICY
• Cross-sector group mandated
to propose emission reduction
targets and climate action plan
• Public hearing of all major
stakeholders
• Political consultation of all
political parties on target and
policy
• Emission cuts unanimously
resolved by Parliament
• Climate action plan to be
implemented by Government
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MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
THE FAROESE CONTRIBUTION
• The Faroese Parliament has
decided that the Government
shall steer the ship on a green
course towards a more
sustainable future
• The Faroes do not wish to pass
on the burden of climate change
to future generations to come
• Our fight against climate change
starts now but it does not end in
2020
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MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
For more information visit www.climate.fo
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