Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has a population of around 700.000 inhabitants, while the functional urban area comprises 1,7 million people. The city is surrounded by the nationally protected Marka Forest and the Oslo Fjord. The population is young, highly-educated, and diverse – one third of the population is first- or second-generation immigrants. Oslo is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and a governmental centre and hub for Norwegian trade, banking and shipping. The biggest industry sector in Oslo is the knowledge intensive business services sector. About 30% of Norwegian R&D activity takes place in Oslo, which also hosts around 80.000 students, making it the biggest student city in Norway. Oslo was named European Green Capital in 2019 by the European Commission for its holistic and citizen-oriented green policies and has an ambition to become one of the first zero emission cities in the world with an aim of 95% reduction in climate emissions by 2030.
Right now, we are establishing the Oslo Living Lab to co-create, test, deploy, replicate and upscale zero emission solutions. If you have ideas or suggestions that can be useful, please do not hesitate to contact:
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