Last month, our Norwegian member Diakonhjemmet signed an important agreement with the municipality of Oslo, committing itself to contribute to the implementation of ambitious climate targets.

The “Climate Change Agreement” has been signed by Diakonhjemmet together with 90 other NGOs and private companies that are committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 36% by 2020 and then by 95% by 2030.

The signatories of the agreement have committed themselves to implement concrete climate measures in their own businesses and to actively participate in the network. A meeting calendar has also been established in order to share best practices, and disseminate information on support schemes and measures.

The interaction between organisations, companies and the municipality – says Jon Solsrud, Diakonhjemmet Project Manageris crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Such a clear commitment shows that we seriously believe in the importance of our role for a more sustainable development in Norway.

This agreement is only the last step in Diakonhjemmet commitments for climate change. Over the last months, our member stressed its commitment to following 10 tight measures for green buildings. Moreover, Diakonhjemmet’s garden is about to be certified through BREEAM Communities, the leading environmental certification in Europe. This is the first project certified in Oslo, as well as the largest one in Norway.

To know more about the “Climate ChangeAgreement”, please read Diakonhjemmet news.