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  • November 23. 2020 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Iceland‘s National Plan on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions made available to ESA

    The Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources has made available to The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) Iceland‘s Nation Plan, which describes how Iceland intends to fulfil the commitments ...


  • October 22. 2020 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Minister calls for quick move towards carbon neutrality

    Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, was among the panellists in Climate Action‘s virtual panel:  Leading the way to carbon neutrality: The Nordics.&nb...


  • October 21. 2020 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Nordic ministers call for a new global agreement against plastic pollution in the oceans

    The Nordic Council of Ministers for the Environment introduced possible approaches to a new global agreement to prevent plastic pollution at their meeting Monday, during which a new Nordic report on ...


  • October 14. 2020 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Global inter-faith collaboration for nature

    Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, emphasized that the world needs to face global environmental challenges united, in his address at the international...


  • October 02. 2020 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Icelandic Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources address UN Summit on Biodiversity

    Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, emphasized ecosystem protection and restoration in his address at the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity held in...


  • September 28. 2020 Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Declaration of Intent on Funds for the Maintenance of Sustainable Development

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, together with parties constituting the majority of the Icelandic financial market have signed a declaration of intent on the use of funds to maintain s...


  • June 23. 2020 Ministry of Education Science and Culture, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    New Climate Action Plan - Iceland will fulfil its commitments and more

    With the measures presented today, Iceland is expected to achieve a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 – The binding Effort Sharing reduction target to meet the commitments of the ...


  • December 06. 2019 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Regulation banning the use of heavy fuel oil in the territorial sea of Iceland

    The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources has issued a regulation tightening fuel requirements, which effectively bans the use of heavy fuel oil in the territorial sea of Iceland. The reg...


  • September 09. 2019 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Land restoration essential for mitigating the climate crisis - letter of intent signed

    On 8 September 2019, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources, and Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Agency (UNEP), signed a le...


  • July 10. 2019 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Education Science and Culture

    Vatnajökull National Park added to UNESCO‘s World Heritage List

    Vatnajökull National Park has been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The decision, which was taken at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan Friday July 5th 20...


  • September 10. 2018 Ministry of Education Science and Culture, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Iceland launches new Climate Strategy, boosting efforts to reach Paris goals

    The Icelandic Government today announced a new Climate Strategy, intended to boost efforts in cutting net emissions. The new measures are to help Iceland meet its Paris Agreement targets for 2030 and ...

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