Skip to main content
Foto: Martin Bauer
Foto: Martin Bauer

Stop tax exemption for kerosene!

A European Citizens’ Initiative has been launched to end the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe. CO2 emissions from the aviation sector in the EU have increased by 21% over the past three years, so reducing flights is an essential part of reducing emissions. A leaked European Commission report revealed that taxing aviation kerosene sold in Europe would cut aviation emissions by 11% (16.4 million tonnes of CO2) and would have no net impact on jobs or the economy, while raising almost 27 billion Euro in revenueevery year. The petition suggest using the tax revenue to improve long-distance railways across Europe, to make green transport options more affordable and convenient.

More information | Sign the initiative