Oslo, Norway

Organisation: Oslo Convention Bureau
Contact: Liz, Wennevold

Year: 2017

GDS-Index Category Breakdown

Does the city have a Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction strategy? Please indicate if it includes specific reference to the events/hospitality industry.Please provide source (i.e./ website or link to PDF document).

Oslo European Green Capital i 2019:

What is the city's Greenhouse gas emissions per capita? Please provide source and year (i.e./ website or link to PDF document).

2.29 in 2013

What percentage of the city's total electricity usage is derived from renewable sources (e.g./ wind/ bio/ solar/ hydro/ tidal or geothermal energy)? Please provide source and year

Not Scored - 95.7% of electricity production = hydropower

What percentage of the city?s solid waste has been disposed of in a landfill or open dump (including ashes from incineration)? Please provide source and year

3.21% - Since 2009 it has been illegal to dump waste or organic waste in Norway, for both to the public and private. In the 1990's there were 50 landfills, as of today 62 are left, and 2 for dangerous waste.Recycling solid waste and b Today there are still ongoing processes and testing to plan recycling of Biogas and solid waste.

What percentage of city's solid waste is recycled or composted?

Recyce + reuse = 39.93%

What is the city's annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) concentration?

11 (WHO 2016)

What is the city's annual Particulate Matter (PM10) concentration?

22 (WHO 2016)

Does your destination offer public Bicycle Sharing Facilities and Network? Please provide details and a link

yes. 140 rental hubs of March 2017. See link: https://howlingpixel.com/wiki/Oslo_Bysykkel Facts about city bikes:The city bike system in Oslo is a collaboration between Oslo municipality and Clear Channel Norway AS, where the municipality makes public advertising space available and offers city bicycle offerings.Urban Infrastructure Partner AS owns and operates city bikes in Oslo, commissioned by Clear Channel Norway AS. The system is based on equipment from Sharebike AS.At the start of the 2017 season, the plant is fully expanded. Then we have a total of 300 tripods, 6000 locks and 3000 bikes.- New, improved bike based on experiences from the old and user input- Subscription, map and unlocking done from smartphone (iOS + Android)- Personal code on tripod or plastic card available as alternative unlocking methods- Shorter access periods become available: 3-day subscription and one-hour trip - 3 hours. (Coming in May)- Get more available locks so that you can not get a full stand.- The expansion of the plant is partly decaying in the center zone, and an extension to Ring 3- Collective hubs are prioritized - increased capacity at Oslo S and at subway stops like L?ren and Bryn

Does your destination offer Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations ?Please provide details and a link

Yes. See additional information in attachement

What is the city's Traffic Congestion Index percentage?

0,3

Which of the following public transport links exist between the main airport and the city centre? Please indicate which of the following apply:

Express Bus, Rail (Train)

What is the country's score and ranking on the Corruption Perception Index?

85, rank 6 (2016) - Number 5 :

What is the country's score and ranking on the World Bank Gini Index?Please use the data for the most recent year given.

26.8 (2014)

What is the country's score and ranking on the Gender Inequality Index?

0.053, rank 6 - Number 1:

What percentage of the city?s total hotel room inventory has an active 3rd party sustainability certification? Please provide a list showing the name of the certifications and total number of rooms for each of the certified hotels.

21 certified Milj?fyrt?rn/Eco-Lighthouse:http://eco-lighthouse.org/ 4 outside the city center6 Green Key10 Svanemerket: http://www.svanemerket.no/english/18 ISO certified1 Green Globe certified approx. 88% from hotels sheet

What percentage of the total hotel room inventory is within walking distance (1km) of the congress and exhibition centre(s)? Please include a list of hotels or link to a pre-existing list.

85%

What percentage of the city?s hotel room inventory is easily accessible (within 30mins) by public transport to/from the congress and exhibition centre(s)?

100%

Does the city's largest airport have a current eco-certification?

yes, Oslo Airport's environmental management system was certified according to the ISO 14001 standard on 24 March 2014.Oslo Airport Gardermoen shall maintain ISO14001 certification, ACA certification at Level 3+ and achieve BREEAM "Excellent" status within the expansion project before 2017.see also link: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/this-is-how-future-airports-must-be-builthttps://avinor.no/en/corporate/airport/oslo/development/miljovennlige-valg/

What percentage of PCOs and DMCs located in the city (over 3 full-time employees) have a formal written sustainability policy? Please list the agency names

80%

What percentage of PCOs and DMCs located in the city (over 3 full-time employees) have a current eco-certification?Please list the agency names and the certifications they hold.

80%

Are there laws in place for restaurants and/or F&B suppliers to reduce non-recyclable/biodegradable material waste (e.g./ plastic bags/ water bottles or styrofoam)?

Yes, it is common practice to recycle waste and reduce food waste for restaurants and F&B suppliers.

Are there laws in place for restaurants and/or F&B suppliers to reduce food waste?

Yes. See link: http://sustainable-event-alliance.org/norway/about/norwegian-bottle-and-tin-deposit-system/

Does the city have a program and/or certification promoting or supporting restaurants with a commitment to sustainability (e.g./ organic/ locally sourced/ vegetarian options)?Please provide more information

Yes, A)https://www.oslo.kommune.no/getfile.php/13215073/Innhold/Politikk%20og%20administrasjon/Statistikk/Milj%C3%B8-%20og%20klimarapport%202016.pdfB) http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/sustainable_food_lap_oslo.pdf

What percentage of the city's congress and exhibition centres have active third-party sustainability certification? Please provide a list with the name of the certification for each of the certified venues.

100%

Has the CVB/DMO established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?Please indicate which of the following components are included and provide a copy or link

Commitment Statement, Vision, SMART Objectives, Integrated sustainability

How does the CVB/DMO manage the development and governance of the destination sustainability program.Please indicate all that apply

Internal sustainability team / committee,Committee with external industry stakeholders (e.g. venues/hotels),Dedicated sustainability manager,Committee with external non-industry stakeholders (e.g. NGOs/authorities/clients)

Does the CVB/DMO regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress? Please indicate which of the following components are included and provide a copy or link

Data and details of sustainability performance published on CVB/DMOs website,Data and details of the sustainability performance included in Annual CVB Report,Annual Sustainability Report of CVB/DMO,Externally audited / certified Sustainability Report using GRI G4/ GSTC or similar criteria

Does the CVB/DMO support or lead local sustainability training for the city's MICE industry? Please indicate which of the following is done:

Organise training programs about sustainability, Organise regular events about/including sustainability in the MICE industry

Do the CVB/ DMO or local authorities provide incentives or funding for events or event organisers wanting to increase sustainability performance? Please explain

Yes, the government has an allowance that event organizers can apply fo financial support. The criteria is that the event is sustainable f eks reduses CO2 by minimizing the use of cars in the city.

Does the CVB/DMO provide information about the destination?s sustainability features/ suppliers and best practice in its RFP responses and sales informationPlease explain

Yes, we provide information about sustainable features. This is highlighted in our new bid documents( each partner with its own focus), and it is highlighted on our website.

Does the CVB/DMO website provide information about the destination?s sustainability features/ suppliers and best practice.Please list all that apply and add a link to the website

Basic Info, Sustainable event guides and manuals,Sustainable supplier lists,Best practice example

Does the CVB/DMO provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions? Please indicate:

Free Public Transport,Discounted Public Transport

Does the CVB/DMO have an accessibility program that supports attendees with physical challenges to participate in events in the destination?Please explain

Yes,

Does the CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local communityPlease select all that apply and explain.

List of NGO partners and projects


City Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population

4,483

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.


Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

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.


6
Corruption Perception ranking
27
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
6
Gender Inequality Index ranking

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.


Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

Visit Oslo Convention Bureau consists of professional partners all working towards a sustainable environment for both guests and inhabitants in the city. Oslo is governed by the Green Party which has a main focus on developing Oslo as the leading environmental friendly city in Europe. This means attracting sustainable events to the city is a main focus for the convention bureau.


Yes No
Has the CVB established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?
Does the destination regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress?
Does the CVB support or lead local sustainability training for cities MICE industry?
Does the CVB support or local authorities provide incentives or funding for organisations wanting to gain sustainability certification or issue a sustainability reports
Does the CVB provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions?
Does CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local community?

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