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IATA rejects taxes to reduce emissions in aviation

IATA rejects taxes to reduce emissions in aviation

Ottawa, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned Thursday that taxes as a solution to reduce emissions from European aviation are counterproductive for sustainable aeronautics.
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According to Willie Walsh, IATA Director-General and CEO, aviation is committed to decarbonization as a global industry, so he believed that persuasive or punitive measures such as taxes are not necessary to drive change.

In fact, he said, taxes divert money from sector that can help reduce emissions by investing in fleet renewal and clean technologies.

He pointed out that in this endeavor, governments must establish a constructive political framework focusing immediately on the incentives for launching a single European sky.

In order to achieve decarbonization, IATA proposed to use sustainable fuels capable of reducing emissions by over 80%, compared to traditional fuels.

Shortages and steep prices will limit its consumption to 120 million liters in 2021, a tiny part compared to 350 billion liters the airlines can consume per year.

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