Den Internationale Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) opfordres i dette åbne brev til at begrave ideerne om at bruge fødevarer som biobrændsel til fremtidens flyvning. Og til at opgive myten om “kulstofneutral” vækst i luftfarten.
I brevet, som også er underskrevet af Rådet for Bæredygtig Trafik står der bla: From 11th to 29th June 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council will be meeting in Montreal. High up on the agenda are proposed rules for a Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA is based on the false assumption that carbon emissions from the fastgrowing aviation industry can be mitigated through carbon offsetting and biofuels.
Og brevet slutter:
We urge the members of the ICAO Council to reject CORSIA mechanism, which is based on the false solutions of biofuels and offsetting plan – and which may even reward fossil fuel companies directly – and to take the aim of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5oC seriously, which cannot be achieved unless aviation growth is ended and reversed.
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