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How can the authorities promote environmental technology?. Cooperation between China and Norway. Rune Opheim Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT). Our common challenge…. - Hazardous products & waste Air, water and soil pollution Lost resources.

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How can the authorities promote environmental technology

How can the authorities promote environmental technology?

Cooperation between China and Norway

Rune Opheim

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT)


Our common challenge…

  • - Hazardous products & waste

  • Air, water and soil pollution

  • Lost resources







SFTs pollution control activities

  • EU (EEA) legislation / directives

  • International conventions, agreements and cooperation

  • Develop, propose and enforce national legislation on pollution and products

  • Set / propose national targets and standards

  • Issue permits, compliance

    monitoring and appeals for

    decisions on lower level

  • Other instruments, i.e. taxes,

    agreements with Industry

  • Monitoring, information

  • Environmental technology


Pollution control gives results!

  • National legislation since the 1970's (SFT since 1974)

  • EU (EEA) Directives since the 1990's

Oslofjord (2001)

Oslofjord (1980)

Example: successful wastewater treatment


Cooperation on Chinese Challenges

SFT: Capacity Building project together with Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) in Zunyi, Guizhou Province, (2004-2008) compliance monitoring, Cleaner Production (CP) and information management.

Environmental technology: Cooperation with Chinese and other Norwegian authorities, R&D and industry to take care of environment, and to promote innovation, employment and market based solutions. I.e. with the seminar today


How to promote environmental technology? drivers & barriers – Instruments & efforts

Researchers

Developers

Sellers

Buyers

Users

Offer - PUSH

Demand - PULL

experi-ence

New

solutions

Regulations,

taxes, investments

support and other instruments

Support

Authorities


Why does the SFT promote environmental technology cooperation with China?

  • High political priority

  • Environmental and economic benefits for China and Norway

  • Some of the worlds longest experience in successful solving of environmental problems

  • World leader on sustainable energy

  • Solutions based on cooperation between authorities, R&D, technology sellers and users

  • Not only efficient technologies, but solutions to meet challenges!


Solutions should include... cooperation with China?

- technologies

with the right dimensions


Solutions should include... cooperation with China?

- not only buying technology, but using it safely and efficiently!


Norwegian expertise cooperation with China?

Authorities cooperation Europe/Russia, China/Asia, Africa

Web references

www.environment.no

www.sft.no

www.miljoteknologi.no

Development: www.norad.no

Innovation: www.invanor.no

Research: www.forskningsradet.no

www.norway.org.cn (Chinese)

Industry cooperation

Within Europe & World wide

Norwegian advisers

With international experience

Thanks for your attention!


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