On June 1, 2019, the Department of Geography, Planning & Environment at Concordia University in Montreal adopted a “Flying Less Policy” that grew out of the work of its Climate Emergency Committee.
The policy requires:
- All faculty members in the department disclose their annual flying activity (the results of which has been made public, collectively and anonymously).
- Faculty commitment to prioritizing travel-free meetings and video conferencing over physical travel and, when travel is needed, collective forms of ground transportation for destinations within 12 hours of Montreal.
- Department commitment to promoting a Flying Less policy at the University as a whole and within Quebec and Canada as well.
- Impact of the policy will be assessed on June 1, 2020.