University of Concordia

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University of Concordia

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.