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Transport accounts for around one-quarter of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy. In some countries, transport can be one of the largest segments of an individual’s carbon footprint.
King’s is proud to be an international community that serves the world. Our academics address global challenges through their research, and our many international networks and partnerships enable us to have a global impact and enrich the student experience.
However, this international ambition has a significant impact on the climate. In 2018-19, business air travel alone represented our fourth-largest source of emissions. Well over 90% of these travel emissions came from air travel, making this the key target area to reduce our travel emissions.
The King’s Climate & Sustainability Action Plan commits us to reducing business travel emissions by 30% by 2025 and 50% by 2030 (compared to 2018-19). Despite a decrease in travel during the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a substantial rise again in business travel since 2022-23.
We need a more thorough policy and behaviour change to make that happen. King’s has been reviewing its travel policy in collaboration with the community, which is due to be published by summer 2024. As an effective policy requires continuous engagement, learning and listening, we invite you to join this event to learn and share your thoughts.
This event will include a panel discussion highlighting a diverse range of perspectives related to sustainable business travel, followed by a brainstorm about the necessary support needed from our community.
This event is open to all but targeted at members from the King’s who engage in business travel.
Event detailsBush House (S) 1.01
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG