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Do we need to stop flying?

Neil King | Natalie Muller
April 9, 2021

Flying is one of the most polluting and privileged forms of travel. The aviation industry is facing growing pressure to wean itself off fossil fuels to bring down CO2 emissions. Can it succeed? Or do we need to stop flying altogether?


Interviewees featured in this episode:

  • Ashutosh Pandey, DW business reporter
  • Thomas Fowler, director of sustainability at Ryanair
  • Lauren Riley, managing director of global environmental affairs and sustainability at United Airlines
  • Magdalena Heuwieser, campaigner at the Stay Grounded network
  • Dietrich Brockhagen, CEO and founder of atmosfair
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