No. 98 Flying and Climate Justice (09/19)

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When it comes to aviation, actions rather than empty phrases are urgently needed. Every flight not taken is an active contribution to protect our climate. On a global scale, the North still flies disproportionally much. Therefore, in this issue we are focusing on our own realms analysing how travelers, the tourism industry and political decision makers can do their part to make flying less a reality. In addition, we look at India, the largest growing aviation market worldwide, and show how Peruvian tourism businesses and initiatives are assuming responsibility.

Flying and Climate Justice

India Takes Off

Indischer Flughafen
© Andreas Jäger

Air travel has become an integral part of life for the upper class and parts of the growing middle class. India’s Civil Aviation Policy seeks to make flights more accessible and affordable for the less affluent.

Shared Responsibility

Regenwald - Kompensation von CO2 durch Naturschutzprojekte
© Brot für die Welt - Helge Bendl

The awareness for climate change is increasing amongst Peruvian tourism businesses. This article shows how they assume responsibility and take action.

Taxing Aviation

Flughafengebäude in Frankfurt
© Brot für die Welt - Lohnes

Bill Hennings sheds light on the current political debate within the EU and demands action in order to drastically reduce the effects from aviation on our climate.

Why we sould be ashamed when taking a flight

Leere Flugzeugsitze und Notausgang
© Adobe Stock - Ilona

Flying is a luxury that only small global elites enjoy. However, it causes tremendous amounts of CO2 and severely damages our climate. It is high time for each one of us to take responsibility for our actions, recons Stefan Gössling.

Flight Exclusive

asiatischer Zug
© Robert Wenzel

The most popular destinations abroad amongst German travelers are Spain and Italy - spots that are all in medium distance and are accessible without planes. So how can tour operators get their guests to their destination without taking them to the airport first?


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