A Critical Perspective on solutions of the aviation-problem / Eine kritische Perspektive auf Lösungen der Flugproblematik
2019-08-06, 15:00–17:30, Tent 7

Global travelling is a part of everyday life for upper class western society. Whether it's the backpacking tour in Thailand, the weekend at Rome or the trip to the Degrowth-conference in Mexico ... Each of these destinations is easy to reach by plane. One flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok and back releases c. 6200 kg of CO2 per person into the atmosphere, in Germany about 10% of the greenhouse gases are emitted by the aviation sector. However, the climatically compatible annual budget of CO2 per person is only 2300 kg. Therefore, flying has a strong negative impact on climate and environment. At the same time it reproduces global inequalities. About 95% of the world's population has never been on a plane.
In this Workshop we want to take a look at a number of already existing solution strategies as well as utopias: Can more efficient technologies or CO2-compensation make up for the negative effects of flying? How can we decrease the amount of global transportation of goods and passengers and make it more climate-friendly? Which political means exist to organize the change towards a sustainable global mobility? What is critical about carbon-compensation programs ? All points are discussed out of a critical perspective, regarding global power-structures and inequalities.


Der Luftfahrtsektor ist einer der Bereiche, der besonders viel zur Klimakrise beiträgt. In diesem Workshop wollen wir sowohl einen Blick auf bereits bestehende Lösungsstrategien-, als auch auf Utopien werfen: Können effizientere Technologien oder CO2-Kompensation die negativen Auswirkungen des Fliegens ausgleichen? Welche politischen Mittel gibt es für die Organisation eines Wandels hin zu einer nachhaltigen globalen Mobilität? Welche Kritikpunkte gibt es an Programmen zur CO2-Kompensation?


Prerequisites for participants – Basic Knowledge about ecological and social problems of aviation sector