Norway’s capital Oslo is paving a fossil-free, electrified, path in its push toward improving air quality, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced.
The city is a global front runner when it comes to sustainability, having implemented methods of recycling waste into heat and electricity, and allowing cyclists precedence over private cars.
The Executive Director of UN Environment Erick Solheim, said the capital city’s pollution reduction sets the example for ‘turning climate action into an opportunity.
A major contributor to dwindling emissions has been the city’s transition toward renewable fuel solutions.
Oslo has the highest number of electric vehicles in the world per capita, which alone has decreased CO2 emissions by 35 per cent since 2012, UN Environment reports.