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.
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.