Having just read the Article Attached Below, i thought i might aswell share it with you guys.
I’ll give a brief summary to save you guys from reading the whole article from Forbes.
In this Article the Ministers of Finance of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and Bulgaria want a tax to neutralize the environmental damages of aviation.
To Counter the Increased the Co2 Emissions given out by the ever increasing aviation industry the plan is enforce the now ‘Optional’ Carbon Offset Charge that Certain Airlines.
The Charge would be compulsory in the following countries-
Below is a Joint Statement from the Ministers
“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.