Air transport contributes a lot to the dangers of climate change. And increasingly so! This trend must be reversed!
Trains far outrank planes in their eco-friendliness. Yet international trains in Europe are expensive and difficult to book.
Global aviation emissions have more than doubled in the last 20 years. Carbon emissions from flying has risen by 26% in the last 5 years alone. Up until now, the aviation sector refuses to take responsibility. Action is very urgent, the aviation industry projects a doubling in the total number of passengers carried between now and 2040.
The EU must shift its priorities. It must stop ignoring the great potential of our train networks. Europe needs to invest more in the railway network and make trains the easiest and cheapest option.
Travels up to 800 kilometres will have to be cheapest and easiest by train.
Therefore, we demand:
That the EU invests more in trains and less in air transport! We insist on this change to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
- Ending the unfair competition against our rail systems. Airline companies must pay their fair share in taxes!