The Environmental News Service (ENS) has an article saying that the Norwegian Government has appointed a commission whose goals include making Norway a low-carbon country. Scenario planning will be a major tool of the commission. Snippets:
The Norwegian Government has appointed a commission to consider how Norway could become a low greenhouse gas emitting society. The commission will work on the basis that the national emissions of greenhouse gases should be reduced by 50 to 80 percent by 2050 to help limit global climate change.
Jorgen Randers professor of policy analysis at the Norwegian School of Management will head the seven member commission.
"By establishing this commission, the government wants to get a better understanding of the changes that are necessary for Norway to become a low emissions society within a 50 year period, said Environment Minister Knut Arild Hareide.
The commission's main task will be to outline different scenarios for how the national emissions can be reduced by 50 to 80 percent within the next 50 years by developing and utilizing new technologies.
The commission will assess economic costs and other consequences attached to the different scenarios. In doing so, the commission will also compare Norway's situation with other countries. Jorgen Randers is an expert in using system dynamics and scenario planning to study the time development in systems, from global ecological footprint via industry sectors to concrete businesses.