Ban short flights, encourage train travel, Greenpeace suggests to European Union
October 27, 2021
By Canadian Biomass
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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