Sustainable Travel – How flying impacts on climate change

Around 2.4% of global CO2 emissions come from aviation. Together with other gases and the water vapour trails produced by aircraft, the industry is responsible for around 5% of global warming. *BBC  

Even though Brits fly more on average than any other country, more than half of us took no flights at all last year. 22% took one return flight, and 11% took two. The campaign network Possible tells is.   

According to the Fellow Travellers, 15% of the population take 70% of all flights. People in that 15% group earn more than £115,000 a year. They tend to have a second home abroad. And their most popular destinations? Tax havens. How do we reduce the impact of flying without pricing ordinary people out of the skies? Fellow Travellers’ solution is pretty simple: scrap the current flight tax (Air Passenger Duty) and replace it with a Frequent Flyer Levy that taxes people based on how much they fly.  

Published by plasticfreenorthener

I’m a partner and Ethical Financial Adviser, I’m Director of Eco Community UK Community Interest Company which I set up to help individuals and businesses be more sustainable.

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