Throughout this new series of seminars, CLIMACT and its guest speakers will explore solutions to transform society to fight climate change, adapt and mitigate further impacts. This third season of online CLIMACT seminars will take place on bi-weekly basis, from 12:00 to 13:15, starting on 3 October 2022. Participants are welcome to take part in the discussion in English or French.
Zoom link: epfl.zoom.us/j/63821341998
Towards True Climate Neutrality for Global Aviation: A Negative Emissions Fund for Airlines
What would it take for aviation to reach the IATA and ICAO goals and become truly climate-neutral by 2050? We model how flight CO2 emissions can be reduced by 90% by 2050, to a level where residual emissions can be removed without crowding out other sectors. To make emitters pay for carbon removal, we propose a negative emissions fund for airlines (NEFA), investing in high-quality carbon removal projects designed for biodiversity and societal co-benefits.
Presented by Sascha Nick, Researcher in societal transitions at the Laboratory of Environmental and Urban Economics I EPFL
Degrowing the airline industry – a cultural challenge
There is one very irritating aspect of the ecological crisis: For many problems, technological solutions already exist and have been clearly elaborated. However, still not much is happening. Solutions often clash with deeply routinized values and routines. Flying is one of those practices that is so well enmeshed in our way of life that imagining a beyond is unthinkable for many.
Presented by Guido Palazzo, Professor of Business Ethics at HEC I UNIL