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Ebba Busch decides to take a flight from Stockholm to Göteborg to discuss sustainable transportation

In an interesting twist of irony, Ebba Busch, Sweden's Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, is heading to Göteborg to discuss sustainable transportation while choosing the least sustainable mode of travel herself— a flight from Bromma airport in Stockholm. 🤡
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Ebba Busch, from the Christian Democrats party, recently shared her plans on Instagram to visit Göteborg, where she'll inaugurate the Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory in Säve. Great! Too bad she didn't know you can reach Göteborg by train as well.
Despite a number of less carbon-intensive alternatives, she's opted for a flight from Stockholm to Göteborg, a journey notorious for its excessive carbon emissions. According to SJ, flying on this route produces a carbon footprint 133,846 times worse than taking the train. What's more, the time saved by flying is negligible, as both air and rail journeys take the same three hours from central Stockholm to central Göteborg. The Stockholm-Göteborg flight route is one of the country's most popular, carrying 1.3 million passengers annually and contributing to 174,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year. The energy minister could have led by example by taking the train but she decided to fly instead.
It's a missed opportunity to promote sustainable transportation and a reminder that actions speak louder than words. Our environment and the people of Sweden deserve better.

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    • Heather Hoff

      42 w

      I actually think that if some people have a disproportionately large positive impact on the overall situation (like she can share a lot of good information and change minds and influence policy), then she *should* use a bit more resources than the rest of us in order to accomplish that.

      • Hilda Wangui

        42 w

        If she really meant sustainability energy was the case she could have used sustainable means of transportation rather than fuel

        • johnte ndeto

          42 w

          This appears inconsistent with sustainability goals, as flights often have a higher carbon footprint.

          • ObSerVer 🔮🫧🪞

            42 w

            Some leadership..

            • Ann Nyambura

              42 w

              It's unfortunate for her not to lead by example when it comes to environmentally friendly transportation choices, yet she is responsible for energy and sustainability.

              • rosebellendiritu

                42 w

                She could have opted for a sustainable mode of travel to show that she is walking the talk!

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                42 w

                Discuss sustainable transportation yet she takes a flight?? This so ridiculous

              • Ingmar Rentzhog

                42 w

                She wants attention. And that is exactly what she gets.

                • Lucinda Ramsay

                  42 w

                  Ridiculous leadership


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