Reduce flying for the climate?
The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has told news agency dpa that people should reduce long-haul flights and instead spend their free time locally or on bike and hiking holidays in order to save greenhouse gas emissions. The government should reduce the subsidies that make flying artificially cheap, the UBA said. But environment minister Barbara Hendricks said she did not think people should be asked to abstain from long-distance flights for climate reasons. The real solution would be to make global aviation more climate friendly, she said on Monday.