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Business travel and commuting

Chalmers will combine the need to reduce the climate impact from long-distance travel with a desired increase in international cooperation, by means of travel-free meetings as well as time-efficient and climate-friendly modes of transport and types of collaboration. Around our campuses, we will promote climate-friendly mobility through strong collaboration between Chalmers, property owners and the city.

Objectives: Emissions from business travel and commuting are to be reduced by at least 25 per cent in carbon dioxide equivalents between 2019 and 2023.

We only travel when we have to – and then we travel climate-smart. It is important for Chalmers to actively participate in the debate and to be at the forefront in the change that is occurring in academics’ and society’s ways of collaborating on a climate-friendly basis. Since long-distance air travel is one of the main sources of Chalmers’ climate impact, we need to have clear objectives that benefit our international cooperation and collaboration with the wider world at the same time.

Chalmers will combine a reduction in climate impact from long-distance travel with an increase in international cooperation, by means of travel-free meetings as well as time-efficient and climate-friendly modes of transport and types of collaboration. We take advantage of the experiences made during the pandemic, and by investing in the right technology, we identify the best ways to make use of virtual conferences and travel-free meetings.

On and around our campuses, climate-smart mobility is promoted through the Green Travel Plan, in strong collaboration between Chalmers, property owners and the city.

Page manager Published: Tue 29 Nov 2022.