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The Oslo Green Party, now in City Council and City Government

November 2, 2016

Urban Development 
A green, vibrant and healthy city doesn’t build itself. It’s created by community and thoughtful urban design. Together, we are building Oslo into a greener city which is more livable and inclusive. Today, the Green Party is working to make these visions a reality.

We are shaping a city where schools and kindergartens are within walking or biking distance from your home. We envision a city with safe bicycle paths, green urban spaces and residential areas free from traffic noise and air pollution. Our green capital should be a place of diverse cultural expression and most importantly a welcoming and safe place to grow up, live and grow old.

A strong advocate for the environment
The Green Party puts quality of life and sustainability ahead of short-sighted economic growth, and we aren’t afraid to ask hard questions about what direction Norway should head in. To us, Norwegian politics aren’t a question of red (socialist) versus blue (conservative); the real divide is between green and grey. This makes us a party free from ties to political clusters and alliances — a party that puts the environment ahead of everything else.

In 2015 we received 8,1% of the vote in Oslo and went into negotiations with the Labour Party and the Socialist Left Party. Currently, we are collaborating with these parties in the city government with at strong focus on lowering greenhouse gas emissions, improve public transport and facilitate green urban development. 

The Greens are:

  • Building safe bicycle paths across the entire city
  • Investing more money in public transportation
  • Making Oslo carbon neutral without purchasing emission permits
  • Supporting a diverse and vibrant art scene
  • Providing green and accessible urban spaces for everyone
  • Giving the city boroughs greater authority and improved finances

Our people at City Hall
At City Hall, city government, city council and city council committees collaborate with the Labour Party and the Socialist Left Party to turn policy into reality. Within the executive branch, the Green Party has two of the eight commissioners. City government officials propose policy which they submit to city council, where the Green Party has 5 of 59 the representatives. Since the Green Party is in collaboration with two other parties, we work with them to turn proposed policy into reality.

City Government
Lan Marie Nguyen Berg and Hanna Elise Marcussen represent the Green Party in city government.

City Council Representatives
Harald August Nissen, group leader and leader of culture and the education committees
Email: harald.nissen@mdg.no
Phone: 911 98 678

Shoaib Sultan, member of the finance committee
Email: shoaib.sultan@oslobystyre.no
Phone: 997 36 409

Eivind Trædal, member of the health and social committees as well as media contact person for city council
Email: eivind.traedal@oslobystyre.no
Phone: 975 48 849

Marion Godager Tveter, member of the environment and transportation committees
Email: marion@mdg.no
Phone: 975 10 258

Get involved
To get involved check out or follow our Facebook page for more information about our upcoming events and meetings. You can also join the party through the become a member (bli medlem) link. Check out this page for information on how to contact district representatives.

Creating a greener world
To learn more about the Green Party throughout the world and the work they’re doing check out Global Greens.

And if you’re interested in learning more about the European initiative be sure the visit the European Green Party’s page.

The Green Party is making positive change both in Norway and around the world and there are many opportunities to get involved!