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Oslo, Norway

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Home to about 670,000 people, the city of Oslo is targeting ambitious air quality goals, above and beyond Norway’s already strict national air quality standards. Oslo’s Climate and Energy Strategy, adopted in June 2016, set a target for 50 percent reduction in CO2 equivalents by 2020 and 95 percent reduction by 2030. To accomplish these goals, Oslo will work to reduce traffic by 20 percent from 2015-2019, implement low emission zones, replace dirty woodburning stoves with clean ones, reduce road dust caused by traffic wear, and more.

“I am very happy that today, Oslo joins cities all over the world in the BreatheLife campaign. In Oslo, we are taking on strong actions for clean air. Around 200 000 people live in areas with poor air quality, and more than 100 000 people experience health problems on days with high air pollution. The main source of air pollution is transport. In addition, Oslo has some of the world’s most ambitious climate targets. To reach them and to provide clean air for our citizens, we are making it unattractive to drive fossil cars, while making public transport, bicycling and walking the most convenient option.”

Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor
The Air Pollution in

Oslo , Norway

Member BreatheLife
OVER THE SAFE LEVEL PM2.5 annual exposure*

*PM 2.5 concentrations measured in micrograms of particles per cubic meter of air (µg/m3) Data: WHO Global Platform on Air Quality & Health

WHO Guideline (10)Lowest level at which premature mortality risk increases in response to long-term exposure

Interim target 1 (35)Associated with 15% higher premature mortality relative to the WHO guideline of 10 µg/m3

Interim target 2 (25)Associated with 6% lower premature mortality risk relative to Interim Target 1 (35 µg/m3)

Interim target 3 (15)Associated with 6% lower premature mortality risk relative to Interim Target 2 (25 µg/m3)

More about the data

Air Quality & Health Burden Norway

1,051 Annual Deaths from air pollution

Leading Killer

Ischemic heart disease

National Air Quality


annual average PM 2.5


Leading Killer


Child Deaths (0-5yrs)


per year