Arendal Municipality
Norway

Population: 41655
Area of jurisdiction: 272 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 90% by 2017 (2007) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a % by 2017 (2007)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2014 ):  1,521 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Mitigation actions

Pre-project CDM Mwanza Tanzania
Cancelled - lack of funding. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Revitalization of the planning and building work
  Start year 2008
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Pilot municipality in energy label project
NOT STARTED Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status  
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Municipality plan for biking
The proposal shows 8 main routes and 35 local routes. Goal is to increas biking traffic in Arendal from 5% to 10% of all traffic. Will fascilitate safer roads to schools, so that 80 % of the children can ride bikes or walk to school. Start year 2008
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Public transportation project
Assessment for better and more modern public transportation. NOT STARTED. two hybrid bysses introduced. Start year 2050
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
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phasing out the oil boilers i municipal buildings
Practically finished. 1 boiler left, will be phased out in 2013 Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Teaching program i the schools
Pilot Teaching program in three schools. Start year 2009
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Energy counselling
NOT STARTED. Citizen acces to good and updated information about climate, environment and energy related questions Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Eco budget
NOT STARTED. introducing ICLEIs eco budget in the municipalitys economy reports Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status  
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Climate leadership
The leaders and the politicians in the municipality will be climate leaders. decision to be a climate neutral municipality. Start year 2009
Sector Other Emissions
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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UN-city partnership
Established a network with focus on climate, energy and social responsibility. Goal to increase local and regional businesses competense. Start year 2008
Sector Other Emissions
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Energy and climate in building and restoring municipal buildings
Ongoing - Buildings owned and run by the Municipality are to save 20 % energy use by 2020. Start year 2009
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Socially responsible procurement
Fartially finished. Putting requirements on are purchases. The municipality is member of a control organisation "Grønt punkt". 15-20% of the food at the municipality kitchens is ecological. Start year 2009
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Energy efficiency project in governmental buildings
Ongoing project to increase energy efficiency in governmental buildings Start year 2009
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Requirement for energy report in larger building projects
Ongoing requirement for energy reports in larger building projects Start year 2008
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Local heating plant at Asdal
  Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Phasing out oil boilers in 3 schools
  Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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part owner in waste disposal company
Municipality is part owner in a waste company that focuses on solwing waste problems in a environmentally friendly way. High degree of recycling. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Environmental certification of all municipal businesses
"Eco lighthouse" is a certification scheme that goes through services and products influence on the environment and the work environment. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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district heating at Myra/Bråstad
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate gave lisense for district heating develpoment i 2008, supposed to be finished no later than 2015. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Landfill gass and biomass based district heating in city center
  Start year 2005
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Municipal transport project
Partially finished. Emissions from transport by 14 % (2011) so far. Start year 2008
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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compensation through climate quotas
In order to make Arendal climate neutral, all emissions need to be compensated for through buying climate quotas Start year 2008
Sector Other Emissions
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Guarantee of origin on electricity
Municipality will from 2008 be climate neutral. This means that they have guarantee of origin on all electricity that the govenment buys, and that the emissions from the municipality administration will be compensated for Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Climate accounting
Municipality have started their own anual climate accounting Start year 2008
Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions