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Academic Aero Mobility in a Post-Pandemic Future

March 22, 2022 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am EDT

The goal of this workshop is to facilitate a collective generative discussion, to spark/leverage changes on the academic structures and systems.

This workshop aims to spark/leverage changes on the academic structures and systems, helping to build institutional alliances that leverage the requests for changes, transparency and common frameworks to work on implementing air travel policies in academic institutions. It will focus on discussing three main topics:

  • Group 1: Reducing academic aero mobility: Gains in accessibility, inclusivity and Justice.

Ways to deliver broader access, equity and justice in research collaborations, through air-travel reductions.

  • Group 2: Cultural changes to decouple aero mobility from academic work.

Required institutional and social changes to decouple aero mobility from international collaborations and the need for academic united alliances.

  • Group 3: Effective reporting to reduce academic air travel carbon emissions.

Options to achieve transparent and systematic reporting of carbon emissions related to air travel associated with academic institutions;

It is expected that participants engage in open dialogues and generative discussions. Participants are expected to use their time on the workshop and on the a-synchronous workshop activities, sharing their experiences, hearing and understanding others, and developing potential actions and strategies for a less flight intensive future in Academia.