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.
By Chris Lang For several years, REDD-Monitor has been raising the alarm about the aviation industry’s crazy plans to increase its greenhouse gas emissions massively using carbon offsets as a substitute for meaningful action to address the climate crisis.
By Chris Lang This week, the British TV programme Panorama asked the question, “Can flying go green?” “Our passion for plane travel is warming the planet,” says Panorama’s reporter, Justin Rowlatt. “Tonight we investigate how the industry is trying to clean up its act, and ask how much can we trust their environmental promises?” About…
The aviation sector is one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013, commercial airlines burned through 74 billion gallons of fuel, emitting 710 million tons of CO2. By 2018, fuel consumption had increased to 94 billion gallons, and CO2 emissions had increased to 905 million tons.