Multi-lateral Agreements to Reduce CO2 Emissions: Slovakia

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 26 October 2015

Norway financed a project for the reduction of CO 2 emissions in Slovakia, then hoping that future refinement of the Kyoto Protocol would enable the reduction to be credited toward Norways Kyoto commitment. Environment ministers from each country agreed that Norway would contribute NOK 1.2 million to modernise two district heating systems in Slovakia through the replacement of coal and natural gas with bioenergy. While the net reduction in CO 2 emissions was expected to be only 50,000 metric tons over 30 years, both ministers expressed hope for expanded co-operation on these matters in years to come. The agreement with Slovakia arrived in addition to similar Norwegian agreements with Poland, Mexico, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica and China. In 2002, Norway negotiated other such agreements with Romania, India, the Baltic States and Russia.