Air travel by academic staff contributes a considerable amount to greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to address, quantify and finally reduce the number of air travels at our department.
The aims of the group are:
- to continue the monitoring of GIUZ air travel and compare its development to baseline information (2017-19)
- to reduce air travel by 25% by 2025
- and in parallel to discuss and promote alternatives for air travels, such as rail travel and virtual conferences.
Beside these goals the group also provides a platform for discussions on e.g. new strategies to reduce the number of conference attendance.
The GIUZ Airmiles Report 2020
Unsurprisingly, there was a massive decrease in air travel at the Department of Geography in 2020 due to lockdowns and travel bans.
Scenarios for the future
How can we reach the GIUZ air miles reduction target of 25% fewer miles by 2025? What do you think?
- Can we already reach the target by avoiding short-distance flights in Europe?
- Should we still fly to far-away destinations?
- What about inviting fewer guests arriving by plane?
- And which division at GIUZ has the best environmental footprint for air miles?
Have a look at the five scenarios in the slideshow below and find out!
We want to learn about your ideas and scenarios to reduce air miles at the GIUZ! See us in the Air Miles Monitoring group and join the discussion!