Who is behind it?
This English version of the website was released in May 2019. The project was originally initiated by the Climate Smart Vacation Network of West Sweden, which consists of researchers, public bodies and tourism actors in Gothenburg and West Sweden, with the aim of collectively addressing tourism’s contribution to climate change. The network is affiliated with the Centre for Tourism at the University of Gothenburg and Mistra Urban Futures.
The following organizations were responsible for funding and participation in developing the platform:
The Region of West Sweden via Klimat 2030, Centre for Tourism at the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, West Sweden Tourism Board, The City of Gothenburg, Göteborg & Co, Mistra Urban Futures and Mistra Sustainable Consumption.
Principal for the project is the Centre for Tourism at the University of Gothenburg, where Erik Lundberg is project owner. Jörgen Larsson, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, is responsible for all numerical data used and for the methodological report which was produced. Fredrik Warberg, Tidsverkstaden, was project leader.
The original digital platform was developed during 2017-2018 and this site was launched in 2019.
Thanks to the following people who have contributed to the development of the calculator:
- Anneli Kamb, research engineer at Chalmers, who contributed research on numerical data.
- Martin Jerksjö at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute who provided the foundation for data on car emissions.
- Marcus Wendin at Miljögiraff who worked on the accommodation calculations data.
- Daniel Johansson, researcher at Chalmers, who contributed to the work on how the effects of aircrafts’ high altitude emissions are logged and described.
- Jonas Nässén, researcher at Chalmers, who fact checked all numerical data.
– Erik Nylund, eriknylund.com, who built the digital platform.