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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Economics, Civics

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Degrowth of Aviation: Reducing Air Travel in a Just Way

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  • This 52-page report describes the ways we can attempt to decrease emissions from the aviation sector in a socially just manner.
  • The report is broken into nine chapters and includes numerous graphics such as photographs, charts, infographics, and maps.

Teaching Tips


  • This paper emphasizes the role of environmental justice in limiting air travel and air transport for an equitable transition to a more sustainable world.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have a strong understanding of climate change and know how to read a bar graph.


  • Because the article is long and dense with information, teachers should consider assigning different groups of students to read and then present each of the 9 chapters.
  • Cross-curricular connections can be made with math courses by using the charts to discuss climate change and social justice.
  • Civics and economics courses can discuss the policies, taxes, and financial incentives that can be used to influence change in the aviation industry.
Scientist Notes
This resource is recommended to provide knowledge on the carbon footprint from airplanes and ways to degrow the sector and transition to a 100% clean transportation system. There is no contradiction in the content of this resource.
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