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Articles tagged “carbon emissions”

Airline Rescue Must Come With Green Strings Attached: UK Campaigners

Airline Rescue Must Come With Green Strings Attached: UK Campaigners

Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

It's plain to see that airlines need help to survive the coronavirus crisis, but green groups in the UK and Europe demand that help must not come at the expense of the environment.

5 days ago

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Many tourism stakeholders in Asia are finally taking steps to tackle the climate change elephant in the room, but confusion over carbon offsetting is preventing the issue from being addressed swiftly and effectively. Meanwhile, the climate clock ticks on.

1 month ago

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Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Singapore Airlines + Skift

The fact remains that flights are bad news for the environment. But Singapore Airlines is innovating rapidly to ensure cleaner skies.

1 month ago

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Laurence Frost and Alistair Smout, Reuters

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the airline industry is desperate to inflate its green credentials. This is just one example of a worrying trend.

2 months ago

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Reforming Europe's fragmented air traffic management systems would help improve the environmental performance of aircraft. But it won't change the fact that they spew out millions of tons of carbon dioxide every year.

2 months ago

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's a very small sample size at a very small travel company, but this study points to a possible way forward for the travel industry. If consumers can get a better idea of the environmental impact of their vacations, they can then make more informed decisions.

3 months ago

U.S. May Have to Accept That True High-Speed Rail Is Out of Reach

U.S. May Have to Accept That True High-Speed Rail Is Out of Reach

Noah Smith, Bloomberg

The fantasy of true high-speed rail in the U.S. — something faster than the current Acela that would actually attract tourists — is mesmerizing. But this writer has a point: A transit system that better links commuters to their jobs would benefit more people.

4 months ago

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment, and it's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

5 months ago

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines think they can win over consumers, investors, and other stakeholders with their environmental spin. Ryanair is clearly doing some things right, but the sector has a structural problem that isn't going to be solved by tweaking the edges.

5 months ago

Airlines Dismiss Flight Shaming Movement at Their Own Peril: Citigroup Report

Airlines Dismiss Flight Shaming Movement at Their Own Peril: Citigroup Report

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It might be easy for airlines to dismiss the flight shaming movement as a niche trend that won't spread to most consumers who just want a cheap flight. But analysts indicate that may be a huge mistake.

6 months ago

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

William Wilkes, Arne Delfs and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Airlines wont be happy about increased taxes, but the industry needs to face up to its environmental impact. Making it more expensive to fly shorter, domestic routes makes sense especially if there are viable rail options instead.

7 months ago

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've been beating this drum for a while now. It's true that aircraft are much more efficient than they once were, but this doesn't matter if the industry keeps growing at such a pace.

7 months ago