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Oslo 2018 GDS-Index Report
2018 Performance Overview
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Social
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Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
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Social
Oslo is full of people and businesses who work towards a healthy environment: From restaurants that serve organic foods to city developers searching for eco-conscious solutions. Together they have turned Oslo into a sustainable destination to be reckoned with, and Oslo has been named the 2019 European Green Capital.
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 unspoilt environment is an important asset for Oslo and the surrounding countryside also provides recreational opportunities for the city's inhabitants and visitors. Oslo is a walking city with an efficient public transport network. There is a common fare system for all local transport within the city borders. The buses are, to an increasing extent, powered by bio-fuel and electricity. City bikes can be found all over town with over of 200 bike stands, and there are approximately 5000 charging stations for electric vehicles scattered around Oslo. Oslo was appointed European Green Capital in 2019 for its long-standing efforts in improving its environmental footprint.
Three major environmental certifications are available for the Norwegian meetings industry, Nordic Swan, Eco-Lighthouse and ISO 14001. 89% of the hotels are eco- certified. 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 budget friendly cafe's to the two Michelin star restaurant Maaemo.
Oslo’s reputation as a green city is due to a lot more than its many parks and surrounding forests. Urban planners, politicians and businesses of different kinds all work hard to reduce Oslo’s carbon footprint and ensure a sustainable future for everyone. Core projects within social sustainability are, car-free urban living, developping green entrepreneurship, promoting green and responsible consumption as well as sustainable city planning.
Summary
Oslo is full of people and businesses who work towards a healthy environment: From restaurants that serve organic foods to city developers searching for eco-conscious solutions. Together they have turned Oslo into a sustainable destination to be reckoned with, and Oslo has been named the 2019 European Green Capital.
Does Oslo Convention Bureau have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Oslo have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Oslo Convention Bureau report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
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 unspoilt environment is an important asset for Oslo and the surrounding countryside also provides recreational opportunities for the city's inhabitants and visitors. Oslo is a walking city with an efficient public transport network. There is a common fare system for all local transport within the city borders. The buses are, to an increasing extent, powered by bio-fuel and electricity. City bikes can be found all over town with over of 200 bike stands, and there are approximately 5000 charging stations for electric vehicles scattered around Oslo. Oslo was appointed European Green Capital in 2019 for its long-standing efforts in improving its environmental footprint.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
4607 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Three major environmental certifications are available for the Norwegian meetings industry, Nordic Swan, Eco-Lighthouse and ISO 14001. 89% of the hotels are eco- certified. 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 budget friendly cafe's to the two Michelin star restaurant Maaemo.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Oslo’s reputation as a green city is due to a lot more than its many parks and surrounding forests. Urban planners, politicians and businesses of different kinds all work hard to reduce Oslo’s carbon footprint and ensure a sustainable future for everyone. Core projects within social sustainability are, car-free urban living, developping green entrepreneurship, promoting green and responsible consumption as well as sustainable city planning.
81
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
91
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
84
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

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