Oslo – European Green Capital 2019

Oslo named European Green Capital 2019

After being shortlisted three times, Oslo’s efforts to achieve a sustainable future have been recognized and rewarded.

A European Green Capital is selected annually by the European Commission. The most important factors considered are waste management, biodiversity, local transport, noise pollution and creation of green jobs. Oslo set itself aside from other cities by aiming for very high standards, such as plans to cut down CO2 emissions by 50% by 2020 and to become carbon neutral by 2050.


Reducing the city's environmental footprint is a high priority for Oslo’s local government and its people. The municipality leaders understand that sustainability can only be achieved through close collaboration between local authorities, businesses, NGOs and the city’s population. The locally initiated Business for Climate Network is a project aiming to promote green business innovation in areas such as renewable energy, circular economy and recycling, as well as energy efficient buildings.


European Green Capital Label
European Green Capital label
Photo: European Commission


Oslo Convention Bureau is already seeing an increase in demand for events in 2019. Indeed, this award makes Oslo a very relevant destination as well as a practical case study for conferences and events dealing with sustainability issues. VisitOSLO hopes this label will make our destination even more attractive and underline the efforts made by the MICE industry in Oslo and Norway since the 1970s to improve their environmental policies. In a world where the future hangs in the balance of a global climate effort, we are proud to do our part.

Oslo Convention Bureau provides free information on Oslo as a venue for meetings and conventions. Contact us today to start the planning of your meeting in Oslo.