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CSTT supports petition calling on universities to greatly reduce flying

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Paul Peeters and Eke Eijgelaar of the Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport are among a group of worldwide scholars who launched a petition calling upon universities and academic professional organizations to greatly reduce their flying-related footprints as part of the effort to limit the destabilization of the climate system. The signatories represent a diverse set of academic disciplines—from psychology and medicine to sociology and philosophy—in addition to fields (e.g. environmental studies, geography, and earth science) normally associated with climate and other ecological concerns.
 
Launched less than two months before the international climate negotiations open in Paris, the petition’s release comes on the heels of increased attention to climate change during the U.S. visit of Pope Francis in September.

More information on the petition, including the official 19 october press release and several links, can be found here.
The petition can be signed here.
The updated list of signatories can be accessed here.