Oslo, Norway

Organisation: Oslo Convention Bureau

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Performance Overview (2017)

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Performance Highlights

Does [DMO] have a Sustainability
Strategy?

Does [CITY] have a sustainable destination certificate?

Does [DMO] report on its sustainability performance?

Oslo shall be one of the world's most environmentally friendly and sustainable capital cities. There are three major environmental agents certifying the Norwegian meetings industry/ The Nordic Swan, Eco-Lighthouse and ISO 14001. 99% of the hotels are eco- certified, and many of them serve organic or fairtrade food. Some hotel chains have special programs like EAT (http://www.eatforum.org/). Oslo’s eco-eating options are varied. The selection of eateries that base their foods on ecological ingredients ranges from some of of the city’s most reasonable cafés to the gourmet restaurant Maaemo, which received two stars in the 2012 Guide Michelin.

SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE

0%

SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX

0%

SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

0%

The municipality of Oslo has a strong vision for Oslo as a sustainable city, and many actions are in operation: Oslo has a vision that Oslo shall be a capital city in sustainable development, characterised by economic, social and cultural growth according to nature's ability to sustain that growth ecologically. We shall pass on the city to the next generation in a better environmental condition than we ourselves inherited it. Oslo shall be one of the world's most environmentally friendly and sustainable capital cities.

100%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS

100%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES

80%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS

Oslo is located at the head of Oslo Fjord, surrounded by forested ridges. Strict laws regulate the exploitation of the forests, to the benefit of future generations of Oslo citizens as well as visitors. This unspoiled environment is an important asset for Oslo and the surrounding countryside also provides recreational opportunities for the city’s inhabitants and visitors, in summer and winter alike. Oslo is indeed a walking city, but the public transport system is well developed: buses, trams, local trains, underground and ferries are all a part of the network. The city can also boost with the largest metro system in North- Europe! There is a common fare system for all local transport within the city borders, including transport directly into the extensive forests 20 minutes away – for hiking, biking or just relaxing in an unspoilt environment. The buses are, to an increasing extent, run on bio fuel. City bikes are located all over town with a total of 200 bike stands, (42% of Oslo’s commuter’s bike) and there are approximately 5000 charging stands for electric cars scattered around Oslo. The inhabitants pride themselves to recycle every bottle setting a new record in 2016 and recycling of waste in private homes is today a common procedure. Awarded European Green City 2019.

95%


OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES

3%


OF WASTE
RECYCLED

4,483 ha

HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION

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