I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

Passenger Transport Emissions

If your business or career is in any shape or form linked to aviation I strongly recommend that you put an urgent strategy in place to decouple from it.

Transportation is coming under great scrutiny as a result of its CO2 emissions responsibility. Radical regulations are being drafted to stop the biggest emitters.

Aircraft sit right on top to the list.

There is a real possibility that short-haul domestic flights could be banned altogether, as they are considering in Germany for example.

There is also a conversation happening around giving people an “air mile allowance” This would work something like this:

“Everyone could be given an air mile allowance – say enough for one long-haul return flight a year, or three short-haul flights, so people with families on the other side of the world could see them once a year. If you don’t want to use your allowance, you could sell it off in a government-regulated online marketplace. If you’re keen to do a holiday a month, you’ll have to buy your allowance from someone else.”

My suggestion:

Begin immediately to learn how to run effective meetings online (reach out if you need tips)

If you are a speaker learn to speak online,
If you arrange events of any kind learn to present these online.

“Change before you have to”— Jack Welch former CEO General Electric