Oslo to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half in only four years

Signal of change / Oslo to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half in only four years

By Michelle Lai / 19 Oct 2016

Oslo's choices - the tipping point for other cities?

"Oslo Is Creating The Model For How Cities Can Solve Climate Change. To cut its emissions drastically, the city has started to fundamentally rethink how a city should work.

As cities around the world start to take climate change seriously, many of the goals are still in the somewhat distant-sounding future. New York City plans to cut emissions 80% by 2050. That's more than 30 years away, and even that will be a challenge.

Oslo is taking a different approach. The city plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half, compared to 1990 levels, in only four years. It's faster than any city or country has made changes in the past. When France shifted to nuclear power from fossil fuels, they reduced emissions by about 5% a year."



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