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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Should we stop flying?

Should we stop flying?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

Aviation has never been equitable. Just 1 per cent of people cause half of global aviation emissions. And while flying accounts for a relatively small percentage of global emissions – 3.5 per cent when CO2 and non-CO2 impacts are taken into account – it is really hard to decarbonise. In this session, we will test the idea that to go faster on aviation, we can’t rely on unproven tech. We have to make it more equitable. And in this case, that means driving down demand among the world’s wealthy. They must believe it is fair that they fly less. 

This session is part of the The Tortoise Climate Summit: Is a fair transition faster?

editor and invited experts

Jeevan Vasagar
Our Planet Editor, Tortoise

Anna Hughes
Director, Flight Free UK

Cait Hewitt
Policy Director, Aviation Environment Federation

Sebastian Mikosz
Senior Vice-President for Environment Sustainability at the International Air Transport Association (IATA)