Norwegian Maritime Authority proposes emissions control measures for world heritage fjords

Photo: Norwegian Maritime Authority

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) recently submitted a proposal for a regulation regarding emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane in the world heritage fjords and the use of the best available technology to reduce nitrous oxide emissions.

The amendments will enter into force on January 1, 2026. To give regional authorities and other affected parties an opportunity to adjust and adapt to the new requirements, a transitional arrangement is being proposed, permitting the use of biogas under certain circumstances.

The NMA said this will help ensure that the world heritage fjords are properly preserved and will remain ports of call beyond 2026.

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