European Green Capital 2019 initiated in Oslo

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Added On January 7, 2019

 As the host city of the European Green Capital 2019, Norway's capital Oslo has kicked off the program at the start of this year.

 
In a ceremony at Oslo's City Hall, Karmenu?Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, handed over the Green Book to Oslo's Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen.
 
Vella commended Oslo's effort in addressing environmental challenges, saying the city's great strides in transitioning?to a society free of fossil fuel emissions is truly inspiring.
 
Johansen, on his part, said Oslo aims to use the European Green Capital year to spread knowledge, inspire and mobilize its citizens and businesses to make more environmentally friendly choices.
 
In 2019 and beyond, Oslo is expected to share and promote its best practices to inspire other countries in combating the climate change. 
 
This year's program has brought together almost 200 partners with more than 350 planned events.