Director of the Climate Agency
City of Oslo

Heidi Sørensen is the Director of the Climate Agency, City of Oslo. In her youth Sørensen was an active environmentalist and was leader of Natur og Ungdom and leader of Friends of the Earth Norway. She was elected to the Parliament of Norway from Oslo in 2001. She became State Secretary to the Minister of the Environment between 2007-2012 and left national politics in 2013. Sørensen was a member of the Norwegian Consumer Council from 1997 to 2001, the Norwegian Board of Technology from 1999, the board of the Research Council of Norway from 2000 and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences from 2013. She has also been a member of committees producing Norwegian Official Reports on energy and waste management.

Sørensen will give an insight into what technology is available today for electrifying mobility in cities? She will give a keynote about how Oslo municipality has come this far in relation to electrification of its transport sector and what the municipality’s plan is for the future. Sørensen will also talk about the potential for other European cities on how to achieve zero-emission solutions when it comes to transportation of goods, services and people.