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Chop the slots call for IATA Slot Conference

Protest fossil fuel aviation industry’s growing emissions!

In the middle of the climate emergency the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference of around 1000 airline and airport delegates met at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 15 to 18 November 2022, to allocate airport landing and departure gates to airlines.

Flight Free Australia and Extinction Rebellion Westside picketed the opening morning of the Slot Conference, protesting the aviation industry’s emissions flight path and growing contribution to the climate emergency — exemplified by conference host airport, Melbourne Airport’s plan for a 3rd runway.

  • Flying is the most global warming human activity by the minute and by the kilometre.
  • It can’t be emissions free within the few years we have to get emissions to zero.
  • The industry uses its Net Zero 2050 pathway to greenwash an emissions reduction response that allows flight emissions to grow.
  • Demand funding of renewables electrified fast rail

Event videos

Delegate greeting (40 seconds)

Conference picket video (40 seconds) 

Conference picket video (11 minutes 16 seconds) 

Blog posts

Climate Code Red:
Brace for impact. International aviation Net Zero 2050 flightpath crashes in Melbourne.

Flight Free Australia:
Would you get on a plane with a less than 50% chance of landing safely?