Public takes flying’s impact into its own hands

Tackling environmental problems is generally thought to involve politicians introducing regulations and imposing measures that encourage or nudge behaviour in desired directions. But, following decades of government inaction on aviation emissions, the public is taking the matter into its own hands. Citizens have responded with an initiative that has, so far, reduced air travel in […]

Official petition launched to end ‘kerosene tax haven’

https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/official-petition-launched-end-%E2%80%98kerosene-tax-haven%E2%80%99 A European Citizens’ Initiative has been launched that calls for European governments to end aviation’s fuel tax exemption. The petition followed the leak of a report for the European Commission showing that taxing kerosene sold in Europe would cut aviation emissions by 11% and have no net impact on jobs or the economy as […]

Sign now! Fuelling sustainability by taxing aviation fuel!

Kerosene-based aviation fuel has been exempt from taxes ever since the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation entered into force in 1947. However, campaigners assert that the convention does not explicitly forbid the taxation of aviation fuel. The petitioners propose that “kerosene tax should be regressive in order to incentivise even more consumers to […]

Flygskam: The „Flying Shame“ Movement That’s Taking Over Sweden

The Swedish concept of „flygskam“ embodies a truly 21st century phenomenon – that icky feeling that you get when you take a flight because you know how bad it is for the environment to fly. https://en.reset.org/blog/flygskam-flying-shame-movement-thats-taking-over-sweden-12112018 We all know that flying emits huge amounts of CO2. And covering the same distance by bus or train […]

Werbeverbot für Airlines? Wer fliegt, sollte sich schämen!

Danke, lieber Boulevard, jetzt ist es auch bei euch angekommen: https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/werbeverbot-fuer-airlines–wer-fliegt–sollte-sich-schaemen–32439574 Es geht an’s Eingemachte. Der Klimawandel wirft nicht nur seine Schatten voraus, er verdunkelt bereits zunehmend unser Leben. Extremsommer 2018, Ernteeinbußen in Milliardenhöhe, leerlaufende Flüsse ohne Schifffahrt sind noch in „guter“ Erinnerung. Mit trauriger Regelmäßigkeit ist in den Nachrichten aus aller Welt nachzulesen, dass […]

Den Preis fürs Fliegen zahlt das Klima

https://www.wwf.ch/de/unsere-ziele/flugverkehr Nur rund fünf Prozent aller Menschen haben je ein Flugzeug bestiegen. Doch diese Minderheit verursacht enorme Emissionen: Ein einziger Urlaubsflug kann das Klima stärker aufheizen als ein Jahr lang Auto fahren und das Haus mit Erdöl heizen zusammen. Der Flugverkehr ist zudem einer der am schnellsten wachsenden Verursacher von Treibhausgasen und wird in der […]

a free ride

http://afreeride.org/about/ Most people don’t realise how environmentally damaging air travel is! On the left, you see what people identify as environmentally helpful actions – on the right is the actual effect of those actions! The polling identified a striking, widespread lack of awareness about the level of damage air travel inflicts on the climate. When […]