French Climate Proposal to European Union: New Tax on Air Travel


France on Thursday will propose a new tax on flights in Europe to encourage travellers to switch to less polluting forms of transport, a source in the transport ministry told AFP. The airline sector is coming under increasing pressure from so-called "flight shamers" and climate change activists who point to the industry’s large carbon footprint. The French government will propose that the European Union adopt a new tax on air travel, which could…

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