UN Brokers New Global Green Tax on Air Travel

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London City Airport London City Airport. By Frans Zwart (http://www.airliners.net/photo//1776564/L/) [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia CommonsGuest essay by Eric Worrall

The United Nations has brokered a new international agreement which forces airlines to pay for “green” projects. By 2035, the UN expects the deal will siphon $24 billion / annum from the pockets of air travellers.

Aviation pact on global warming wins go-ahead

Airlines back UN accord to offset emissions growth by funding green projects.

Delegates from nearly 200 nations approved the accord at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation in Montreal in a step the agency’s head, Fang Liu, described as a “historic first”.

One of the countries that helped push the Paris deal over the line was Canada, where the centre-left government of prime minister Justin Trudeau announced a carbon-pricing plan on Monday that could lead to a tax of C$50 a tonne by…

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