“We believe that more coordination on pricing of negative externalities of aviation could ensure that the polluter pays a fairer price for the use of aviation transport,” the statement says. “We therefore call upon the incoming European Commission to bring the debate on aviation pricing, e.g. in the form of aviation taxation or similar policies a step further, while taking into consideration existing effective national systems and policies, the competitiveness of the sector’s concerns, the geographical position and the development of the transport infrastructure in member states.”
Please have a read of the article below :) In a world where we are becoming increasing aware of the harm we cause to the Planet we live on, it is interesting to see.
We have had Co2 tax on flights since 2016 here in Norway. We are not part of the European Union.
75 Norwegian Crowns (€ 7,50) per passenger for distance up to 2500 km and 200 Norwegian Crowns (€20) for longer flights.
In 2018, 65% of all the palm oil imported into the EU was used for energy. More than half of it (53%) of all palm imports was used to make biodiesel for cars and trucks - an all-time high - and 12% to generate electricity and heating - another record.