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Ban short flights, encourage train travel, Greenpeace suggests to European Union


October 27, 2021
By Canadian Biomass

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Greenpeace wants the European Union to ban shorter flights and promote train travel instead as a means of tackling climate change.

The environmental group says about a third of the continent’s shorter air routes can instead be accommodated by rail travel. The lobbying effort comes just before the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Greenpeace says a reduction in air traffic is important for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions. On a per passenger and per kilometre basis, short haul air routes are worse for emissions.

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