Climate and Energy Strategy for Oslo

Last updated: 25 November 2019

Covers 16 initiatives


Urban development and transport:

    1. To reach the goal of reducing all car traffic by 20 % during the council period, and one-third by 2030, the proportion of passenger transport covered by public transport, cycling and walking must be increased considerably while demand for transport must be reduced. These considerations shall be cornerstones for land use planning, transport planning and infrastructure investments.
    2. Densification and development of the city shall occur along the railway, tram and metro networks as well as public transport nodes to ensure sustainable modes of transport.
    3. Public transport shall only use renewable fuels by 2020.
    4. The percentage of daily travels by bike shall be increased to 16 % by 2020 and 25 % by 2025.
    5. The City of Oslo shall facilitate a city logistics system where traffic demand is reduced, and where all new cars and light freight vehicles in Oslo shall use renewable fuels or be plug-in hybrids from 2020.
    6. The City of Oslo shall facilitate required changes so that at least 20 % of heavy duty vehicles in Oslo shall use renewable fuels by 2020. Furthermore, all heavy duty vehicles and construction machinery shall be able to use renewable fuels by 2030.
    7. The City of Oslo will work with national authorities and transport industry to transfer as much as possible of the freight by heavy duty vehicles over to rail and sea.
    8. Shore power and other environmental measures shall reduce emissions from port activities in Oslo with at least 50% by 2030.



    1. The use of fossil fuels for heating shall be phased out in Oslo in 2020 and replaced by renewable sources of energy for heating.
    2. The city of Oslo shall work to reduce energy consumption in buildings by 1.5 TWh by 2020. This reduction will be achieved through national and local measures.
    3. An overall plan for using water as an energy carrier, comprising both heating and cooling, shall be established for Oslo within 2020


Resource utilization:

The City of Oslo shall have a regional perspective in its long-term plans for treatment of waste and wastewater and strive to achieve zero discharge from energy recovery from residual waste by increasing recycling. Efforts to reduce consumption is important in this area.


Climate Governance in the City of Oslo

    1. The City of Oslo will strengthen the strategic climate work by integrating climate budgets in the municipal budget process.
    2. The City of Oslo will undertake eco-efficient procurement and set specific climate requirements for businesses owned by the City of Oslo.
    3.  Oslo shall work closely with citizens, businesses, knowledge institutions, organizations and other public authorities to develop and implement good climate solutions.
    4. The City of Oslo will take the lead and execute flagship projects that may trigger significant emission reductions in the future



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