Norway

Date of publication
January 1970

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.

Regional consultations on the proposed Voluntary Guidelines are an important part of the process. They bring together regionally representative, multidisciplinary groups to assess regional priorities and issues that should be considered when the Voluntary Guidelines are drafted. The regional consultation for Europe was hosted by the National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration, Romania, and was opened by Ms Irina Alexe, the Secretary of State, Ministry of Administration and Interior. The consultation was cosponsored by the National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration, Romania; GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) and BMZ (Ministry for Economic Development), Germany; the World Bank and FAO. It was attended by 91 people from 28 countries and territories of the region who contributed their substantial knowledge and experience of the public sector, private sector, civil society and academia. Regional participants came from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Date of publication
October 2012
Geographical focus

On October 17th in Oslo, Norway, historic peace talks will begin between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Details on the negotiations are available in a recent article in the New York Times. This is a promising initiative with the potential to end the conflict and bring lasting peace and stability to Colombia. To illustrate the importance of land to the conflict, both parties have agreed that land and rural development will be the first issues to be addressed in the agenda proposed for negotiations. Recognizing the centrality of the land issue early on, President Santos upon assuming office, expanded the conflict resolution agenda to include a range of social issues including land and rural development. USAID supported this endeavor and beginning in 2010 directed resources to catalyze this process investing in policy and legal formulation as well as institutional strengthening and the establishment of regional and local land restitution offices.

Date of publication
September 2014
Geographical focus

In adherence to article 3 of Forest Act, the Climate and Environment Ministry delegates authority for the protection of four specific (see Regulations) Oslo outdoors areas.

Date of publication
September 2014
Geographical focus

The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure protection of Kristiansten Fortress, in Trondheim. This permanent protection scheme shall enable the keeping of the Fortress’ parts (external and internal) and its related land intact. This will ensure the protection of the historical and cultural heritage values of the Fortress from 1681 until today. Article 1, section 2 indicates a map of Kristiansten Fortress' buildings, walls, foundations, and other parts.

Date of publication
December 2012
Geographical focus

Båtsfjord council has adopted new regulations for planning, sharing, construction and sectioning issues in adherence to Planning and Building Act. Regulations may be obtained in its entirety by contacting Båtsfjord municipality, Hindberggata 18, 9990 Båtsfjord, tel: 78 98 53 00 or on the council website www.batsfjord.kommune.no.

Date of publication
October 2013
Geographical focus

The purpose of this document is to ensure the conservation of nature values of a specific outdoor area Skjennungsåsen. This area's topography includes large proportion of old forest without recent forestry interventions, of both pine and spruce, including small ponds, marshes and streams. The outdoor recreational area covers ​​805 acres, with boundaries in scale 1:10 000 and marked in the forest. The following safety rules shall apply to the area: vegetation is protected from damage and destruction. Planting or seeding of trees and other vegetation is prohibited. Wildlife, including nesting sites and denning areas, are protected against damage, destruction and unnecessary disturbance. The area is protected against any action that may change its values​​, such as construction of buildings, structures, fences, other fixed or temporary facilities, parking of caravans, sheds, underground cables, sewers, construction of roads, drainage or other measures, extraction, filling and storage of mass execution of sewers or other concentrated pollution sources, dismissal of waste, fertilizing, liming or use of chemical pesticides. Littering is prohibited.

Date of publication
October 2013
Geographical focus

The purpose of this document is to ensure the conservation of nature values of a specific outdoor area Godbekken. This area shows the diversity in topography including large proportion of old forest without recent forestry interventions, of both pine and spruce, including small ponds, marshes and streams. The outdoor recreational area covers ​​805 acres, with boundaries in scale 1:10 000 and marked in the forest. The following safety rules shall apply to the area: vegetation is protected from damage and destruction. Planting or seeding of trees and other vegetation is prohibited. Wildlife, including nesting sites and denning areas, are protected against damage, destruction and unnecessary disturbance. The area is protected against any action that may change its values​​, such as construction of buildings, structures, fences, other fixed or temporary facilities, parking of caravans, sheds, underground cables, sewers, construction of roads, drainage or other measures, extraction, filling and storage of mass execution of sewers or other concentrated pollution sources, dismissal of waste, fertilizing, liming or use of chemical pesticides. Littering is prohibited.

Date of publication
October 2013
Geographical focus

The purpose of this Regulation aims at conservation the quality of outdoor recreational areas without interfering their topography, the presence of swamps, lakes, streams, and hills. The area offers a large proportion of old forest without recent forest interventions. The area also consists of larger cultural heritage and a diverse wildlife. The outdoor recreational area covers a total area of ​​3 674 acres. The boundaries are shown in a map at a scale of 1:15 000. The exact boundaries of the area shall be marked in the forest. The following safety rules shall apply to the area: vegetation is protected from damage and destruction. Planting or seeding of trees and other vegetation is prohibited. Wildlife, including nesting sites and denning areas, are protected against damage, destruction and unnecessary disturbance. The area is protected against any action that may change its values​​, such as construction of buildings, structures, fences, other fixed or temporary facilities, parking of caravans, sheds, underground cables, sewers, construction of roads, drainage or other measures, extraction, filling and storage of mass execution of sewers or other concentrated pollution sources, dismissal of waste, fertilizing, liming or use of chemical pesticides. Littering is prohibited.

Date of publication
October 2013
Geographical focus

The purpose of this Regulation is to preserve the scenic value of outdoor recreational terrains in areas rich with wildlife within Oslo. The boundaries of the outdoor area is shown in map at a scale of 1:12 500 of September 2013. The exact boundaries of the area shall be marked in the forest. Administrative authorities may grant permission to create paths and trails, ensure sport activities do not conflict with conservation objectives, forest management initiatives in certain sub-areas should develop a more friendly forest area in line with conservation objectives.

Date of publication
June 2013
Geographical focus

The purpose of this Regulation is to increase the quality of previously drained agricultural land by providing subsidies for drainage of poorly drained soils, with potential for the increase of agricultural production and to minimize erosion and runoff of nutrients into watercourses. Subsidies for drainage of agricultural land shall correspond to NOK 1 000 per hectare.

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