One of Denmark's main newspapers is pledging to reduce to its carbon footprint by ceasing domestic air travel and reducing international flights for assignments to a bare minimum.
Christian Jensen, editor-in-chief of Politiken, said Sunday that from now on all international flights by the paper's staff, only when absolutely necessary, should be offset by contributions to climate initiatives.
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The paper's travel section will be refocused to cover domestic, Nordic and northern European destinations easily reachable by public transportation.
Jensen said opinion polls in the environmentally-conscious Nordic country showed that climate change has emerged as the No. 1 issue on voters' minds before Denmark's upcoming general election later this year.
Politiken, founded in 1884, is one of Denmark's three main newspapers along with Berlingske and Jyllands-Posten.