|Authors:||Frants Gundersen, Erik Bjørnson Lunke, Arvid Strand|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2095-0|
A committee established by the Ministry of Culture is working to lay the foundation for a decision on whether Sunday should be open for retail trade. TØI evaluate in this report two other reports on the environmental impact of such an extension of opening hours. We also conduct own analyzes of the implications of a changed opening time regime, as well as environmental impacts of increasingly e-commerce. The greenhouse gas emissions due to opening Sunday shopping are modest. Under certain assumptions, we find that the volume of CO2 emissions in connection with Sunday trade accounts for 0.1 per cent increase in total annual emissions from road traffic. Online food retailing has a potential for reducing CO2 emissions. When the goods are delivered home, there are many car-based shopping trips that are replaced by one trip. The prerequisites are effective delivery methods, many users, climate-friendly vehicles and that home delivery is done to customers who would otherwise drive a car to the store.