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Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth v Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Geographic relevance: Norway

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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Environmental organisations in Norway are challenging a licensing decision to permit oil exploration in the Barents Sea. They are challenging the decision on the basis that it violates the right to a healthy environment in Norway’s Constitution.

They argue that the licensing decision could lead to the discovery, export and combustion of a large amount of oil and gas which would excessively contribute to climate change and, as a result, environmental harms in Norway.

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