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Activist Session: Building and Connecting Resistance to Aviation Growth

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The aviation sector is the world’s fastest growing greenhouse gas
emitter and one of the most polluting sectors. By 2050, Aviation‘s
climate impact will consume up to 22% of our remaining carbon budget.
Hundreds of airports are being built or extended. While only 7 % of
global population ever sat in an airplane, others are bearing the costs.
Resistance against airport and aviation expansion is growing all over
the world. Nevertheless in October 2016, aviation industry and
governments decided on how to get out of the need to address climate
change. Their plan: unlimited growth, combined with offsets. While they
discussed their greenwashed climate strategy we started to work together
and to build the international network STAY GROUNDED. With STAY GROUNDED
we aim to tackle the root causes of aviation growth and climate change,
and strive towards an ecologically sustainable and just form of
mobility. We say: No false solutions! Emissions from aviation cannot be
tackled through offsetting or dangerous biofuels, but rather by putting
a limit to growth. We, some people of the Danish, Austrian and German
STAY GROUNDED "affiliates", would like to invite people to network
further. Feel welcome if you are interested to discuss how degrowth
connects to a just and ecologically sustainable global transport system
and resistance to aviation growth

Info

Day: 2018-08-25
Start time: 12:00
Duration: 01:30
Room: Nöjesteatern (Piano bar)
Track: - Other - (fill submission note below)

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