Cut down or stop flying
We are ultimately in control of our travel for personal or business purposes. Flying is incredibly carbon intensive, resulting in 200kg of carbon being released every hour into the air. 1,600 kg of carbon is released from the average UK citizen from flying - this is around one tenth of our emissions. Train travel is often only slightly longer than airports when considering times for getting through security, whilst it is 9 times more efficient in terms of carbon, and many believe it is a much more pleasant journey. You can even mix journeys overseas using train and ferry, which also has a much smaller carbon footprint. An easy way of cutting carbon is by committing to cut flying all together or simply reducing its use. You can do this by planning your journeys further in advance by train as well as by choosing to holiday locally.