Short version

Oslo will be a city that produces no greenhouse gas emissions and that can better address climate change. In May 2020 the City Council adopted a new climate strategy towards 2030 that shows how these goals will be achieved.

Under the Paris Agreement, almost every country in the world has undertaken to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. It is still possible to limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement. Stopping dangerous climate changes demands an unprecedented turnaround. The proportion of the world’s population living in cities will dramatically increase by 2050. This makes cities the key to achieving the climate goals. The climate strategy gives Oslo a basis on which to act in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

Transforming Oslo into a zero-emission city in just one decade is a major challenge. Although we have already come a long way with technology and policy measures, the transition to a zero-emission city calls for both societal changes and new technological solutions.