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To: PM Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid

Don’t fuel the climate crisis

Don’t cut air passenger duty for flights

Why is this important?

Flying produces the highest amount of emissions of any way to travel, and contributes massively to the climate crisis. Despite this, the government is planning to cut air passenger duty for all flights in a bid to save Flybe, when there are other options on the table. At a time when the government should be trying to cut emissions hugely, this shouldn’t happen.

It’s important to save jobs, but there are other options to save Flybe other than giving a tax break to all airlines. Cutting air passenger duty would have long-lasting effects, and increase domestic flights when we should be aiming to reduce them to stop the climate crisis.

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Reasons for signing

  • We need to find alternatives to flying and connectivity not encourage it.
  • We have to take that hard decision and STOP our love affair with frequent flying, no matter who goes bust.

Updates

2020-01-14 17:07:33 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-01-14 16:38:38 +0000

500 signatures reached

2020-01-14 16:24:11 +0000

100 signatures reached

2020-01-14 16:21:23 +0000

50 signatures reached

2020-01-14 16:19:34 +0000

25 signatures reached

2020-01-14 16:18:08 +0000

10 signatures reached