environment Carbon dioxide emissions by the Swedish air travel authorities continue to increase for the second consecutive year. This shows the latest report from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to the government, reports Swedish Radio Ekot.
Together, nearly 190 authorities released nearly 102,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018, and long and short flights are increasing. Among other things, it is authorities with offices far from Stockholm or with activities at various locations that represent the highest emissions per employee for short flights.
We believe that state authorities must take precedence in this context and take action to reduce emissions. Above all, on short air travel, this should be possible, says Martin Påhlman, head of the environmental unit of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Ekot.