Aviation + climate conference in Barcelona, July 12–14, 2019

The Stay Grounded Network is organizing an international “Degrowth of Aviation” conference in Barcelona this July. While the conference is being held in Barcelona, it’s intended to be a flight-free conference, and several sessions will be held in English, and accessible to online participants. Registration is now open. Stay Grounded is an international network of…

Supersonic flights are twice as polluting—even with “green” fuel

Despite aviation industry hype about a new wave of supersonic planes, they’re still likely to be much more fuel inefficient than conventionally-polluting planes. New research from the ICCT shows exactly how bad it might be. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates that a supersonic flight from New York to London might have between…

Philippines bans flying…to climate conferences

I’m all for institutions getting in the habit of limiting unnecessary air travel. But too often, that turns into critiquing flying—but only when climate activists do it. There’s something twisted about the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs new ban on employees flying to climate conferences. When asked for clarification, Foreign Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. explained…