The Riksbank’s energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions
Published: 25 January 2023
The Riksbank has been measuring energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from business travel for several years and reports this data in its annual report each year. The table below shows the values for the last three years. The low figures for carbon dioxide emissions from official travel in 2020 and 2021 were due to the fact that little official travel was carried out as a result of the pandemic.
During the year, the Riksbank took measures to save energy in its premises by lowering the heating.
|Carbon dioxide emissions from official travel (tonnes), total per employee||0.23||0.08||1.15|
|Energy usage, total (MWh)||5,408||5,785||5,549|
|Energy usage, total per employee (MWh per square metre)||15.0 (0.21)||14.6 (0.22)||13.1 (0.21)|
Note: ‘Employee’ refers here to the average number of full-time employees. Since the second half of 2021, emissions of carbon dioxide from official travel also include emissions from rail travel.
Source: The Riksbank.
In 2022, the Riksbank hired an external consultancy firm to review the Riksbank’s governing documents in area of the environment and to propose changes. This assignment also included proposing appropriate targets for the Riksbank’s internal environmental work, including proposals for how these should be measured and followed up. The assignment also included making proposals on how internal environmental work could best be organised and conducted at the Riksbank and an assessment of the need for a new environmental review.