By Chris Lang 22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity. The UN General Assembly launched World Biodiversity Day in 1993. This year’s theme, chosen by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is “Our solutions are in nature”. The CBD tells us that the theme, “emphasises hope, solidarity and the importance of working together…
By Chris Lang At the end of March 2020, Donald Trump signed the US government’s US$2.2 trillion bailout into law, after it was unanimously passed in the Senate. Otherwise known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy Security Act (“CARES Act”) the bailout includes generous grants and loans to the aviation industry.
By Chris Lang In March 2020, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) selected six approved programmes to sell carbon offsets to the aviation industry under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
By Chris Lang An open letter signed by more than 250 organisations from 25 countries urges governments to resist the aviation lobby’s attempts to put in place unfair bailouts for the industry.
By Chris Lang In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced that it would create a carbon offsetting scheme, thus creating the impression of doing something about the climate crisis, while allowing the aviation industry’s emissions from burning fossil fuels to increase massively.