With the global shift towards a low-carbon economy underway, Zero conference 2019 (Zero) aims to highlight the innovative solutions that will ensure Norway remains competitive. Oslo Business Region and Oslo’s Næring for Klima (“Business for Climate”) took the innovative topic of emission free commercial transport to the Zero stage. Our afternoon session facilitated a deep dive conversation into what it takes for a company to go emission free across its commercial transport infrastructure.
The session was kicked off by Ingunn Lie from the City of Oslo’s Business for Climate network. Ingunn presented an overview of Oslo’s climate strategy and the role the business community plays in ensuring that the target of a 95% reduction in carbon emissions is reached by 2030.
Peter Stangeland from DB Schenker and Benedicte Økland, CEO of Construction City, reflected on why both organizations were among the front-runners to sign up to take on the Oslo European Green Capital Commercial transport challenge – to request and work towards emission free commercial transport. Both Peter and Benedicte were selected as Oslo European Green Capital Ambassadors earlier this year, using this platform to communicate their professional goals coupled with their passion to help support Oslo meeting its climate targets.
Ikea, Dønn Grønn, Elskedeby and DB Schenker were all represented as companies who supply emission free commercial transport. The majority of the audience represented private companies, the perfect audience for our workshop that asked the question, “What will it take for your company to become emission free in your commercial transport?”