“non-flying” politicians declare support for airplane fuel tax
On November 30, 2007 our call for an aviation tax was answered by Members of Parliament (MPs) from Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. They were brought together in Antwerp by FoE Europe, for the ceremonial signing of a declaration that affirms their commitment to an aviation fuel tax on flights between northwestern European countries.
Those MPs who ensured their actions reflected their words, by taking the train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, were greeted on board by the FoE Netherlands campaign's spoof character, the "Non-Flying Dutchman".
The MPs' current proposal is a strategic step toward a broader, Europe-wide tax, and underlines multi-party, international support for a tax to these curb fast-growing aviation emissions.
Meet the “Non-flying Dutchman".
Read the Antwerp Declaration.
Read more about the report.
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