As a researcher who works primarily in the Global South it is difficult to marry my commitment to fly less with my work which involves international travel. However, I have taken some practical steps: 1.) for travel in Europe I do not fly’ 2.) for long haul travel I go for longer but less frequently; 3.) I think carefully about whether or not to attend conferences and how this can be done (either in person or virtually). These simple steps have helped me to cut down on the amount of flights I take so I am reducing my personal footprint.
I am a researcher in environmental change and international development. I am particularly interested in the mobility of human populations and the links this has with the environment and climate change. My work is currently focused on India although I have also worked in different parts of Africa (notably Kenya and Ethiopia) and China.