Emission status

The NOx Agreement 2018-2025 with extension to 2027, assumes that the business organisations must ensure that the total emissions of NOx over periods of two years does not exceed an emission ceiling.

The business organizations have complied with the emission ceiling for NOx emissions 2018-2021.

Overall, the actual emissions for the NOx Agreement period 2018 and 2019, and 2020 and 2021 have been below the emission ceiling. This means that the business organizations have achieved the NOx Agreement's emissions target.

The emission levels for 2020 and 2021 are abnormally low. The reason is reduced activity in some industries due to Covid19. It is especially the absence of cruise activity on the Norwegian coast for large parts of the 2-year period that contributes to this, but also activity in aviation and on the Coastal Route has been reduced.

The NOx Fund has a significant portfolio of measures throughout the rest of the Agreement period. The business community covered by the NOx Agreement therefore has a good starting point for keeping emissions below the emission ceiling also in the future. The NOx Fund works continuously to ensure new emission reductions, and thus a high probability of complying with the Agreement targets. However, new signs of a potentially sharp increase in activity in some industries, and high prices for energy and chemicals needed in the work of reducing NOx emissions, make the task challenging.