The Norwegian capital Oslo declared Friday it was aiming to reduce CO2-emissions by 95 % by 2030.
“That is essentially the most ambitious climate strategy of any major city in the world,” Oslo mayor Raymond Johansen mentioned in a press release.
“Together with Oslo’s inhabitants and economic participants we wish to work through the next 11 years to remove the remaining sources of climate gasoline emissions within the city,” he stated.
The city’s ruling red-green majority didn’t current an estimate of costs to pay for the drastic cuts, which were announced a month forward of the municipal elections.
The target of 95 % is compared to emissions in 2009, which is as far as the Norwegian Environment Agency’s database on municipal emissions extends again.
Among the measures planned to reach the objective, town’s government desires all autos within the city to be “emission-free,” though they did not want to go so far as to speak of an unconditional ban on petrol and diesel cars.
Oslo is 2019 – European Green Capital and the municipality additionally wants to reduce car traffic total by a third compared to 2015, emphasizing public transport, bicycle paths, and pedestrian walkways.
The success of the project can be in part dependent on the planned implementation of carbon capture and storage mechanism on the local Klemetsrud waste incineration plant.
Norway, the most important oil producer in Western Europe, is already the world’s main per capita adopter of electric cars.
The Scandinavian country has also made it a national objective that from 2025 all new cars sold should be zero-emission models.