Ringerike Municipality
Norway

Population: 28060
Area of jurisdiction: 1553 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 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: 40% by 2020 n/a
Energy efficiency target: 10% by 2020 (2006) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2009 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005, 2007, 2008

Mitigation actions

Increase CO2 storage in the forest
maintain todays level or increase harvesting, give information about the role of the forest in a climate context. 213000m3 in 2009, 230000 m3 in 2020, Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
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Reduce emissions from agriculture
information about emissions from agriculture, increase area that applies for grant for changing the processing methods with 70% Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Fascilitate green industry development
climate day for industry, climate network, stimulate sertification of businesses Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Environmental fund
competition with a price for "the environmental business of the year" Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
engagement in regional environmental partnerships
create climate panel, "environmental lighthouse" sertification of municipal businesses, waste sorting and recycling in municipal buildings Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
File  
Increase climate knowledge of citizens
Environment as a subject in kindergartens and schools, develop and distribute information about environmentally friendy heating. Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Increase climate knowledge of municipal employess
information about everyday measures to reduce own impact, arranging internal seminars, digitalizing archives and minimizing use of paper Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Public procurement
BTV procurement; clear demands for environmental standards in public procurements, Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
File  
energy efficiency in municipal buildings
all governmental buildings are to be converted to hydronic heating based on bioenergy or other renewables. New buildings are to be buildt after passive house standards. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
reduce emissions from municipal transport
Emissions standards when buying new vehicles (electric og bio fuelled), bicycles, buddy driving, home offices. has ordered 3 electric cars for the use of governemnt employees. Has gotten one. Is used daily. still waiting for 2. Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
travel behaviour surveys
  Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
File  
Continous trail, bicycle and pedestrian network
  Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Fascilitation for biking
Fascilitating use of bikes and walking to work Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
Easier acces to public transportation
commuter parking, city bicycles, parking zones, increased public transportation services, public transportation base on environmentally friendly fuels, mobility benefits for busses, travel behaviour surveys. Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Areal planning to minimize need for transport
Ongoing. Access to public transportation and distance to schools and other services is highlighted in proposals of new building areas Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
stimulate business development in the renewable energy sector
Cooperation with local businesses, fascilitate development of alternative energy sources Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Phase out use of fossil fuels in all buildings
Inform public about possible measures and resources available Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
increased development of heating solutions
increase internal learning, investigate possibilities for local heating networks, demand energy reports for new building projects Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
File  
District heating system for H√łnefoss center
Have license for district heating untill 2032 Start year 2002
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
Climate neutrality
Municipality is going to be climate neutral by end of 2020 Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  

Adaptation actions