Oslo's climate strategy has tunnel vision

Feature article
Harvest Magazine
Harvest Magazine, Pan

The way local greenhouse gas inventories are set up influences the municipality's choice of focus areas and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Traditional local greenhouse gas inventories are limited to emissions that occur physically within the geographical boundaries of a municipality, and thus mainly include emissions related to local business activities, local driving and heating of buildings. The article points to the importance of also accounting for emissions that hide behind local consumption. If not, emissions related to our flights, what kind of food we eat and how large homes we build will easily escape climate policy measures.