News Digest Item
10 Aug 2018

Environmentalists, mobility experts urge people to fly less

Frankfurter Rundschau

Intra-German flights should be completely prohibited and per-person air traffic should be capped, according to environmental and mobility experts, Markus Decker writes in the Frankfurter Rundschau. Air traffic in Germany increased by 2.3 percent in the first half of the year, according to Decker. Two years ago, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) called for the government to stop promoting air travel by ending the exemptions of kerosene from the energy tax and international flights from value-added tax payments, Decker writes.

For background, read the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector and the factsheet Air cargo emissions in Germany.

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