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Climate Budget


The City Government has launched climate budgets for 2017-2020 as a part of the Financial Budget. “We’ll count carbon dioxide the same way we count money”.

The City of Oslo will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% compared to 1990 levels by 2020, and by 95 % in 2030. The emissions have increased since 1990, and reaching the ambitious targets implies a 836,000 tons reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in.

Transformation Governance

The climate budget consists of 42 measures. The measures are distributed across tree sectors; Energy/buildings, Resources and Transport. The transport sector will need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 353,000 tons and the energy/building sector 284,000 tons over the next four years. 200,000 tons of CO2-equivalents will be reduced from landfills, waste incineration and waste water treatment (labeled “Resources”).

See table 1: Mitigation measures including financing and estimated emission reductions

All City departments  will be given responsibility for goal attainment and annual expected progress on the targets in the climate budget. Reports will be managed within the existing formal financial and governance system of the City .

As of July 1, 2016, the Agency for Climate is established and tasked with coordinating and facilitating the climate work in Oslo. The climate work is, however, the responsibility of all and Oslo will collaborate across departments and agencies, with citizens, businesses and others with the aim to develop Oslo into a leading environmental city.

Good example

Cities’ finding good solutions together is vital in fulfilling the Paris Agreement. Oslo hopes to set an example for and share our experiences around the climate budgets with other cities.


The City Government's budget proposal for 2017 and economy plan 2017-2020 (Norwegian)