Better stay on the ground? Aviation and climate action
No means of transport does as much damage to the climate as the aeroplane. Despite this, air travel has increased steadily over the years and no effective policies are being put in place to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the aviation sector. What can be done to make air travel more climate-friendly? How should we regard offsetting projects? And what feasible alternatives to flying are there? The current issue of eco@work answers these questions.
Interesting insights into the consumer perspective are provided by Prof. Stefan Gössling of Linnaeus University in Sweden. In the interview he talks about how people can be persuaded to fly less, the part that social norms play in this and what needs to change for the super-rich.