11 Jun 2021

Europe's biggest airlines lobbying against tighter carbon emmissions

From Midday Report, 12:57 pm on 11 June 2021

Europe's biggest airlines have been lobbying against measures to tighten carbon emmissions after taking Covid-19 bailouts - that's according to a climate watchdog. Influence Map says the sector is more focused on an increasingly discredited offsetting programme - which could slow down the real changes needed in the sector. Airlines are also using the coronavirus crisis in an effort to delay taxes designed to push them into reducing emissions, InfluenceMap alleges. Analyst, Ben Youriev from Influence Map spoke to Worldwatch's Perlina Lau about how the European aviation sector is one of the strongest opponents to climate policy.