Welcome to the European Green Capital 2019 .
EGC 2019 – a title well deserved.
Oslo will reduce greenhouse gas emissions with 95% by 2030. The municipality is counting carbondioxide the same way it counts money.
Unbelievable 76.6% of cars sold in Oslo in March 2019 were electric, which makes Oslo the electric vehicle capital of the world.
By 2028 the entire bus fleet in Oslo will be zero emission.
New public buildings shall generally be energy positive.
Even though Oslo has grown by more than 200.000 inhabitants in the last 30 years, the city managed to improve in almost every area: better air and water quality, better schools, better transport and a more active city life.
Awesome, isn’t it?
Oslo Guide .
Norway’s capital is not only climate-friendly. The city offers, as the New York Times recently pointed out, fantastic architecture combined with forests accessible nature.
Oslo is real, enriching, innovative and young.
We created a Google map with our favourite picks of places in addition to the UFGC19 venues. Cosy cafés, hip restaurants, cool graffiti areas. Definitely very useful for UFGC19 and beyond!
Getting there .
Flytoget Airport Express Train
Oslo Airport is located at Gardermoen, 47 km northeast of Oslo. The Flytoget Airport Express Train departs from Oslo S (Oslo Central Station) every 10 or 20 minutes. Duration to the airport is 19–22 minutes. Phone +47 815 00 777.
UFGC19 participants benefit from discounted rates. Round Trip (Airport – City Center – Airport) is 352 NOK instead of 392 NOK. Click on the banner to book.
Getting around .
Oslo city center is not that huge. You can easily walk around to discover the heart of the city.
A convenient and environmentally friendly way to get around in the city!
The bikes can be found at 250 stations in and around the city centre. If a rack is full or empty, the next one is always close by.
The status (empty/full/available) of each station can be seen in the Oslo Bysykkel app or in the map of city bike stations.
Ruter is the name of the public transport system in Oslo and the surrounding county, Akershus.
City buses, regional buses, trams, subway/metro, local trains and ferries (not the Bygdøy ferry) are included in Ruter’s ticket system.
Tickets can be purchased with your Ruter app (go to App store / Google Playstore and search for “RuterBillett“). Find departure times with the app “RuterReise“.
The ferry boats from Rådhusbrygge 4 (City Hall Pier 4) take you to the islands of the inner Oslo Fjord.
All Ruter tickets are valid on the ferries.
Green Visits are your entrypoint for exploring the innovative environmental, climate and renewable energy solutions developed and implemented in the Oslo Region. We specialize in organizing professional visits for international delegations to Oslo – proud EuropeanGreen Capital 2019.
Our Venues .
Let’s celebrate this city!
UFGC19 will take place in various venues that are all located in the very heart of the city centre and in walking distance to each other.
The Future Viewpoint .
How will Oslo look like in the future?
Currently, it is up to urban planners, architects or politicians how our future cities could look like. Don’t you think it’s time to crowdsource the view and engage those who are most affected – our future generations?
That’s why we’ve asked fifth graders from Oslo Hasle School to tell us what their city should look like. 🤓
And the outcome is fantastic! It’s precisely the topics that we are focusing on at URBAN FUTURE global conference that the kids came up with. 3D design students at Westerdals have built their vision for the future based on original ideas from the kids. With the help of VR glasses, you can look into the future and experience how Bjørvika and the Medieval Park might look in a future characterised by sustainable solutions.
Let’s make their visions of greener & happier future cities a reality
© 3D model Bjørvika and the Oslo S area www.bjorvikautvikling.no/3d-modell/ April 2019