Scottish Climate Assembly – many recommendations to cut aviation carbon…

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Scottish Climate Assembly – many recommendations to cut aviation carbon…

Scottish Climate Assembly – many recommendations to cut aviation carbon emissions
2021-07-01 09:41:00
The Scottish Climate Assembly reported its recommendations for action on 23rd June. The Assembly included over 100 ordinary members of society, and met from November 2020 to March 2021, online for 7 weekends. Their recommendations relating to aviation include that Scotland should:  “Lead the way in minimising the carbon emissions caused by necessary travel and transport by investing in the exploration and early adoption of alternative fuel sources across all travel modes.” 93% agreed. And “Commit to working to decarbonise all internal flights within Scotland by 2025.” 87% agreed.  And “…requiring transport providers to declare the carbon impact of flights and train journeys in a clear and meaningful way at the time of booking.” 94% agreed.  And “Reduce the incentives to fly by introducing tax on high carbon aviation fuels and making it mandatory that this cost is passed on to the customer in their ticket price.”  And “Discourage air travel by introducing a frequent flyer tax or levy.” 78% agreed.  And “Eliminate frequent flyer and air mile bonuses to reduce the number of flights taken for business, encouraging the use of alternatives like video conferencing for meetings.” 92% agreed. .Tweet     https://www.climateassembly.scot/sites/default/files/inline-files/Scotland%27s%20Climate%20Assembly%20Recommendations%20for%20Action.WebVersion%20%282%29%20%282%29.pdf Goals and recommendations: Travel Emissions Lead the way in minimising the carbon emissions caused by necessary travel and transport by investing in the exploration and early adoption of alternative fuel sources across all travel modes. 93% == Commit to working to decarbonise all internal flights within Scotland by

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