International cooperation

The Climate and Pollution Agency has organised surveys of polluted locations along the Norwegian coast. The Environmental Departments at the County Governor's offices are responsible for working out county action plans for contaminated sediments. 

The Climate and Pollution Agency and the County Governors have a common responsibility to follow up the plans, and to make sure that the most polluted areas along the coast are cleaned up.

In addition, the clean up of contaminated sites, the reduction of hazardous substances in products and reductions in discharges from industry and agriculture are important measures in reducing discharges of hazardous chemicals to coastal waters.

Norway is working towards legally binding commitments in environmental cooperation in the North-East Atlantic through the OSPAR Convention. The goal is to stop emissions of hazardous substances within one generation (2020).