50 signatures reached
To: Everyone in Ireland
Sustainable Travel Pledge Ireland - Free from Flying
Pledge to to take meaningful action to reduce/stop flying
Why is this important?
Given the grave challenges posed by climate change it's time to embrace more sustainable - and less stressful- approaches to travel than flying. Emissions from flying within Europe increased by 26% in the last five years and Ryanair has gained the dubious distinction of being in the top 10 of European carbon polluters.(1) The industry needs to be regulated and taxed more effectively (1) but all of us also need to fly much much less if we are to have any hope of limiting global warming. Similar to those who support the Swedish campaign Flygfritt 2019 this campaign is asking you to pledge to stop or at least reduce air travel.
By signing you are pledging to take meaningful action to reduce or ideally stop your air travel, by for example:
- using alternative travel options such as sea/rail for work and personal travel
- taking one trip of longer duration rather than multiple short breaks/visits
- eliminating all but the most necessary work travel (e.g. using online technology for meetings and conferences)
My name is Karen Smith and I teach and research in the area of childhood equality. If we are to deliver any kind of justice to the children of today, let alone the children of tomorrow, we need to drastically reduce emissions, without delay. The window of opportunity is small and I hope that as many of you as possible will take this pledge