The air travel guilt sweeping Europe poses a “clear and present danger if we don’t get on top of it,” JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes warned investors recently. Teen activist Greta Thunberg has famously denounced air travel, and studies show that rising concerns with the environmental impact of flying is curbing the number of flights purchased.
With the airline industry expecting to take a hit from increased climate awareness, what are travel executives doing to adapt? Is CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)—a voluntary agreement to measure and eventually reduce carbon emissions from aviation—a sufficient solution or industry greenwashing?
Join us for a conversation with Dan Rutherford, program director for marine and aviation at the International Council on Clean Transportation, and representatives from United Airlines and Boeing on the flight industry’s existential challenge and what they are doing to green their game.
This program was generously underwritten by the ClimateWorks Foundation
April 22, 2020
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Taube Family Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
Program Director for Marine and Aviation, International Council on Clean Transportation
Founder and Host, Climate One
6 p.m. check-in 6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception
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