The tourism industry, which is dependent on transports, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Air travel accounts for 60-95% of the climate impacts of a vacation and in 2014, the total climate impacts of air travel in Sweden was at the same level as the total impacts of car emissions. The aim of this project is to create preconditions for the choice of more energy efficient, climate smart vacations. This will be achieved by mapping policy tools that have the potential to decrease flying (on vacation). The next step is to analyze how these tools affect consumer behavior. With this knowledge, policy tools and measures to reduce climate intense tourism behavior will be developed, suggested and implemented. 3% of Swedish vacations are to intercontinental destination, accounting for 25% of total emissions. If this share decrease to 2%, due to policy initiatives and behavioral change, emissions from Swedish tourism would decrease with 10%.
Senior Researcher at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2021