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

Viktor Åsberg, Stefan Ubbesen, Eva Corijn, Radio Sweden

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