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The future of academic air travel after COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Manchester argue that the widespread switch to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how academia can function in the future without flying, to reduce carbon emissions. They set out recommendations on how to retain low levels of aviation, including combining necessary trips, supporting cultural changes by improving virtual methods of working, and considering using carbon budgets for travel.

Read the full report, Academic aeromobility post-COVID 19, here or here (PDF link). See also the TABLE explainer How can we reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions?

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25 May 2022
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