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1 How can the authorities promote environmental technology? Cooperation between China and Norway Rune Opheim Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT)

2 2 - Hazardous products & waste - Air, water and soil pollution - Lost resources Our common challenge…

3 3 Because of PCBs, he may not be able to breed...

4 Human created climate change gives more extreme weather...

5 ...rising sea level

6 ...and other environmental damage

7 7 Norwegian Environmental Authorities 434 Municipalities

8 8 SFTs pollution control activities EU (EEA) legislation / directivesEU (EEA) legislation / directives International conventions, agreements and cooperationInternational conventions, agreements and cooperation Develop, propose and enforce national legislation on pollution and productsDevelop, propose and enforce national legislation on pollution and products Set / propose national targets and standardsSet / propose national targets and standards Issue permits, complianceIssue permits, compliance monitoring and appeals for monitoring and appeals for decisions on lower level decisions on lower level Other instruments, i.e. taxes,Other instruments, i.e. taxes, agreements with Industry agreements with Industry Monitoring, informationMonitoring, information Environmental technologyEnvironmental technology

9 9 Oslofjord (1980) Oslofjord (2001) National legislation since the 1970's (SFT since 1974)National legislation since the 1970's (SFT since 1974) EU (EEA) Directives since the 1990'sEU (EEA) Directives since the 1990's Pollution control gives results! Example: successful wastewater treatment

10 Cooperation on Chinese Challenges

11 ResearchersDevelopersSellers BuyersUsers Offer - PUSH Demand - PULL Authorities How to promote environmental technology? How to promote environmental technology? drivers & barriers – Instruments & efforts Support Regulations, taxes, investments support and other instruments New solutions experi- ence

12 12 Why does the SFT promote environmental technology cooperation with China? High political priorityHigh political priority Environmental and economic benefits for China and NorwayEnvironmental and economic benefits for China and Norway Some of the worlds longest experience in successful solving of environmental problemsSome of the worlds longest experience in successful solving of environmental problems World leader on sustainable energyWorld leader on sustainable energy Solutions based on cooperation between authorities, R&D, technology sellers and usersSolutions based on cooperation between authorities, R&D, technology sellers and users Not only efficient technologies, but solutions to meet challenges!Not only efficient technologies, but solutions to meet challenges!

13 Solutions should include... - technologies with the right dimensions

14 Solutions should include... - not only buying technology, but using it safely and efficiently!

15 15 Norwegian expertise Authorities cooperation Europe/Russia, China/Asia, Africa Web references Development: Innovation: Research: (Chinese ) Industry cooperation Within Europe & World wide Norwegian advisers With international experience Thanks for your attention!


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