flygskam

In news: Flygskam or 'flight-shaming' is an environmental movement across Europe which is encouraging people to stop taking flights as a means of transport.Flygskatt is a Swedish word and literally translates as 'flight shame'.It is a climate change movement, which encourages people to stop travelling by plane.

  • It's the name of an anti-flying movement that started in Sweden when Swedish singer Staffan Lindberg wrote an article, which was signed by five famous friends.
  • Olympic winter gold medallist Bjorn Ferry and young activist Greta Thunberg's mum Malena Ernman signed the article with a commitment to give up flying.