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16 Jun 2009 03:06:56

BA calls for passenger tax on carbon emissions

BA calls for passenger tax on carbon emissions
A leading figure in the aviation industry has called for carbon taxes to be levied on airline passengers in a bid to tackle climate change.

Speaking to the Times, British Airways (BA) chief executive Willie Walsh recommended a global tax on carbon emissions for all airline passengers.

The airline suggested that passengers should expect to pay a steadily increasing amount towards the carbon trading permits that airlines are likely to be required to buy in the future.

He proposed that at least £3 billion a year should be raised from the tax and put towards fighting tropical deforestation and supporting climate change projects, the newspaper reported.

"It has to increase fares. For the industry to play its part the people who benefit from that industry - the passengers - are going to have to pay," Mr Walsh said.

"Airlines can't escape the responsibility of addressing the impact that aviation has on the environment. We accept that our industry has got to improve."

BA is a member of the Aviation Global Deal Group, which was in Bonn last week to present a plan for airline emissions reductions to delegates gathered for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change discussions.

The airline has pledged to improve its carbon efficiency by 25 percent in time for 2025 while cutting 50 percent of its net CO2 emissions by 2050.



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NickM wrote:

22 Jun 2009

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Adopt a Carbon Tax ratified and harmonised with the EU and the G20 - read more here:


Nick Monether
Greenfields Consulting

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