Europe’s domestic air travel emissions increase again

Euractiv | Apr 2, 2020 at 7:52 AM
  • Greenhouse gas output from plane journeys within the EU rose again in 2019, according to new data from the European Commission, but that growth is likely to stop for a while.
  • Fourteen of the continent’s largest carriers – including Air France, easyJet and Ryanair – emitted 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide more in 2019 than in 2018.
  • CORSIA caps aviation output at this year’s level and will obligate countries to pay to offset any further air travel growth by funding certified projects geared towards boosting renewable energy or reforestation.