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Norway's government in court again for licensing oil ventures

An appeal case against the Norwegian government began on Tuesday, in which two environmental organizations accuse the government of breaching the Paris agreement and Norway's constitution by issuing oil licenses in the Barents Sea.

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13 Norwegian licenses for oil extraction in the Barents Sea conflict with both the Paris Climate Accord and Norway's constitution, according to environmental organizations Greenpeace Norden and Nature and Youth, which began an appeal case against the government on Tuesday.

According to Greenpeace, this is the first time that permits for oil exploration are challenged based on both the Paris agreement and section 112 in Norway's constitution – the so-called environment section.

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