Schiphol Airport’s new report demands a reduction of aviation demand,…

Schiphol Airport’s new report demands a reduction of aviation demand,…

On 24th Schiphol airport published new research, showing the need for a strong reduction of air traffic demand in order to halt climate heating. The airport proposes the ‘Polluter pays’ principle, with measures such as a worldwide kerosene tax and a tax for business class and private flights.  Schiphol’s research showed that at least a 30% CO2 reduction (when compared to 2019) is needed for Schiphol and European aviation to be on track in 2030. That’s more than the current Dutch goal of a 9% reduction. The research was commissioned by Schiphol to investigate what is needed in order to bring its CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, and it explains why “technological breakthroughs will come too late” and so-called “Sustainable Aviation Fuel” production has limits. It concludes that: “Demand management measures are necessary to align the aviation sector with the goals of the Paris Agreement.” One of the measures proposed is to convert the Dutch air passenger tax to a distance-based tax, and it should include long haul flights – which make up about 80% of emissions. Several other measures include expanding the European ETS to long haul flights. . Tweet   Schiphol Airport’s new report demands a reduction of aviation 26 Jan 2024 From Stay Grounded On 24th Schiphol airport published n ew research , showing the need for a strong reduction of air traffic in order to halt climate heating. Th

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