Kristiansand Municipality

Norway Mayor: Jan Oddvar Skisland
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    Population 85681
  • km 2
    Area 276.0
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    GDP N/A
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Targets

Targets by Kristiansand Municipality

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Actions
Initiatives to reduce road traffic - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

Different measures to be taken: Road toll / Rush-hour fee, campaigns such as "carless days", maximum requirements for car parking, bicycle parking requirements, reduce free parking agreements with municipal employees, etc. In 2010, the local government organized a "drive-green"-campaign ("Jeg kjører grønt"-kampanjen") where they promoted the use of bikes and public transport among the citizens, in an effort to reduce car traffic. Measures taken included an inverse toll booth where bikers received money when passed by and a competition where the participants received points for travelling by train / bus, bike and on foot.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Improve waste management and reduce waste generation - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Improve waste management through better local source separation systems. Reduce waste generation through better prices on waste management, incentive system and awareness campaigns.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Development of environmental crieria for new building projects - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

The local government is working on the development of criteria related to energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources to be followed in new building projects.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Establish climate forum and sustainability center - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Establishment of local climate forum to promote collaboration between government departments, organizations and the businesses in the region. A center that promotes sustainability awareness in the community should also be established.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
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Reduce energy consumption at waste disposal sites - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Transition to district heating / renewable energy in municipal buildings - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

As a main rule, municipal buildings should use district heating / nærvarme when it is possible. When district heating is not applicable, municipal buildings should mainly employ renewable energy. Electric power should be phased out by 2020 (with exception of power to heat pumps). By 2012, the municipality should have initiated at least one "nærvarme"-project based on renewable energy.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Priority program for biking / Development of bicycle lanes - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The local government has initiated a plan (Sykkelhandlingsplan for Kristiansandsregionen) to support the use of bikes in the area. The plan includes the development of a trunk road for bicycles, new footpaths / bike lanes through and between residential areas and other parts of town, bicycles campaigns, events and information, safety for bikers and biking-to-work accommodation.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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"Miljøfyrtårnsertifisering" / Environmental certification - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: In operation

"Miljøfyrtårnsertifisering" is a tool that should ensure environmentally friendly operations in both private and public sector businesses / units, and includes management of purchasing, energy consumption, waste, transport and emissions. The program was founded by the local government in Kristiansand in 2000 and is now employed across Norway. In Kristiansand, all municipal buildings and units should be certified by 2012. As of May 2010, 120 activities were certified.

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
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Oil-fired heating systems replaced with renewable energy or district heating - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Oil-fired heating systems replaced with renewable energy or district heating in all municipal buildings by 2012.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Prepare district heating systems for natural gas as peak load - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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Development of public transport infrastructure - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Improve public transport by building routes through residential areas, implement bicycle parking nearby stops for public transport, remove traffic obstacles and other infrastructure improvements.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Buildings for the future / Passive houses - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

The municipality supports the building of environmentally firendly passive houses.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Improvement of public bus transport offering - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Contribution to bus operations and marketing, reduce tariffs, introduce collective bus card in the region, improved route services (especially during rush hours)

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Energy economizing and management - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The municipality works on energy economizing and management in all existing and new buildings.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Improve accessibility to environmentally friendly fuel - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

The municipality works with establishing an LNG terminal and set up charging stations in Kristiansand. Have established charging stations, but not biofuel or hydrogen.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Reduce the use of studded tires - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Increase cutting of old woodland and regeneration of new wood - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The woodland should be operated so that CO2-binding is as large as possible.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
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Mapping of local variations in rain - Kristiansand Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

Pilot project to map the local variations in rain and to test a new websolution where information from all rain measurements are presented online.

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Inventories
Community inventories

The Kristiansand Municipality has reported 3 Community emission inventories, since 2005. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2009, the Transport, Stationary energy and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

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GHG inventory in 2009
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Mayor Jan Oddvar Skisland
Kristiansand Municipality, Norway

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