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During a Virtual Conference on University Air Miles in 2017, an interdisciplinary group of University of Basel researchers and staff presented ideas for reducing air travel as a step toward carbon emission reduction. The University Senate in 2018 accepted a student petition that also called for reduced air travel related to the University of Basel.

The Sustainability Office and other divisions are working on presentation for the President’s Board, expected by late 2019, that will include:

  • Data collection to better understand travel patterns and solutions.
  • Possible reduction targets such as voluntary commitments and improvements of infrastructure for virtual meetings.
  • Ways to measure success of any implemented strategies for reducing emissions through travel reduction.