Bergen, Norway

Organisation: Bergen Tourist Board/Bergen Convention Bureau

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Performance Overview (2019)

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60 %

Performance Highlights

Visit Bergen's ambition is to create a sustainable and profitable destination. The UN SDGs is the foundation of this strategy with special regards to goal no. 5: gender equality, goal no. 8: decent work and economic growth, goal no. 11: sustainable cities and communities, goal no. 12: responsible consumption and production and goal no 17: partnership. Visit Bergen will make Bergen a better place to live and a better place to visit.

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Bergen is regarded as an international congress city that hosts several major conferences every year. The city has 45 hotels with 15,000 beds and every type of conference facility that one could wish for. Bergen has four Conference and Convention Centres, and all of them are eco-labeled. The added attraction for the city is the nature based activities and excursions that the Fjord area can offer.

97%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS

100%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES

33%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS

With a good healthcare system, low unemployment, high education and low crime rates, Bergen is on the top ten list for being corruption-free. Women have equal rights as men and are also well-represented in leading positions throughout the country.

SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE

81%

SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX

91%

SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

84%

Bergen is located in the western part of Norway and is the second-largest city in Norway, a World Heritage City. The city's ambition is to be fossil-free by 2030. This means that no oil, coal or gas is to be used transport or heating in buildings and that it should not other greenhouse gases are released in Bergen. By 2020, Bergen should have reversed the trend and reduced the direct greenhouse gas emissions by 30% compared to 1991. By 2050 Bergen to be a 1.5 degree-city. The goal is for the people of Bergen to limit their climate footprint in line with the UN climate agreement. Already Bergen is the electric car-capital of Norway with 13% of the cars being electric. Being surrounded by seven mountains makes the city a strikingly attractive and intimate and walkable destination, with a city light rail as a core in the city transport system.

97%


OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES

26%


OF WASTE
RECYCLED

613 ha

HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION

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