Unsurprisingly, there was a massive decrease in air travel at the Department of Geography in 2020 due to lockdowns and travel bans. To reach the reduction goal of 25% by 2025, the Air Miles Monitoring working group currently elaborates concrete recommendations and prioritises incentives.
Air miles monitoring at GIUZ builds on a UZH pilot project carried out in 2018. Following the GIUZ group leader retreat on sustainability in June 2019, the working group developed a concept for air miles monitoring and corresponding reduction goals.
Air travels for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019 were collected through the department’s reimbursement system by the secretariats. These three years build the reference period for monitoring and setting the reduction goals.