Nobina leads the way in sustainable public transport with ambitious climate targets

Posted: 17 April 2024 | | No comments yet

Nobina, the pioneering Nordic public transport operator, commits to cutting emissions by 50% per passenger kilometre by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement.


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Nobina has announced that it has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and unveiled ambitious targets aimed at combating climate change. This initiative marks Nobina as the first Nordic public transport company in the bus market to have its emissions reduction targets approved by SBTi, aligning with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Nobina Group, which operates across Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, has committed to significant reductions in emissions. By 2030, the company aims to cut emissions from fuel consumption by an impressive 50% per passenger kilometre, Well-to-Wheel, from a baseline year of 2019. In addition, Nobina is targeting a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions in absolute terms over the same period.

Henrik Dagnäs, CEO of Nobina, highlighted the crucial role of public transport in addressing climate challenges, stating: “Every year, more than a million people travel sustainably in one of our buses and every day we make it possible for people to leave their cars at home. At the same time, the transport sector accounts for 30% of carbon dioxide emissions globally. A major challenge, but also an opportunity to be part of the solution, to be able to offer society fossil-free and, to a greater extent, emission-free transport where we travel together.”

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Jenny Karlsson, Head of Sustainability at Nobina, said: “A climate target approved by the SBTi shows that we are serious about our sustainability work, support and proof of our work and direction going forward. Not only in the emissions from our own vehicles, but from the entire business and value chain. Although we are proud of our work to reduce climate impact and emissions from the transport sector, we are far from finished.”

Nobina’s proactive stance underscores the transportation industry’s pivotal role in combating climate change and promoting sustainable mobility. By setting ambitious targets aligned with global climate objectives, Nobina is working to drive positive change towards a greener future for public transport in the Nordic region and beyond.

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