Northern Swedish airports get compensation for fall in travellers linked to climate change

Sälen’s “Scandinavian Mountains Airport” officially opened last Sunday. (Ingela Östlund/Sveriges Radio)
The government will pay out 67 million SEK to make up for a drop in passengers airports in the north of Sweden have experienced.

At the same time, a brand-new airport has just opened in the ski resort of Sälen – but not everyone is happy about the new development.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Taxing carbon in Canada’s diesel-dependent North, CBC News

Finland: Should Finland adopt a flight tax to reduce emissions?, Yle News

Iceland: Iceland to restrict heavy fuel oil use in territorial waters, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Norway considers size limitation on passenger ships sailing to Svalbard, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Arctic flights save time, but fuel climate change, Cryopolitics Blog

Sweden: Sweden: Comparing emissions taxes for planes and cars, Radio Sweden

United States: Environmental groups call for global moratorium on ‘emissions cheat’ systems on ships, Eye on the Arctic

Viktor Åsberg, Stefan Ubbesen, Eva Corijn, Radio Sweden

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