30 minutes | Jan 27, 2019

Flying Free in the New Year

There is growing urgency within the academic, political and public spheres to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to lessen or mitigate the impacts of climate change. To do so, many online are voicing their commitments by making a New Year’s Resolution to reduce their flying or to not fly at all in 2019. In this episode, we explore the reasons why many are making this New Year’s Resolution and provide suggestions to support those who wish to make similar pledges. We interview Jonas Sonnenschein, a PhD researcher who shares his findings about effective policy approaches from the field of behavioural economics. He shares his personal commitments, provides relevant policy suggestions, and asks all of us to consider the commitments that we can make to fly less.
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