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The unions will have taxes on CO2 and air

It is not many days ago, that the government began preliminary negotiations on a climate regime with political parties.

Now report a unified trade union movement for the first time on the track with a proposal to combat climate change. And it does it with the desire for a klimaskat and taxes on aircraft.

It writes Politiken.

if you Ask Lizette Vogl, who is the chairman of The trade union's principal organization, the FH, there is no way around it.

- It is utopia to believe that there must be climate change taxation. The green transition is going to cost something for all of us, she says to Politiken.

A klimaskat - also called CO2 taxes - makes goods, it impacts the climate, the more expensive, so the incentive to buy them is becoming less.

The principal organization proposes to establish a commission to draw up concrete suggestions on the CO2 taxes that do not increase the inequality, and at the same time does not lead to the production moving abroad.

the Charges are to be introduced in 2025, and that it can be done, the commission should be finished with its work for two years, believes Lizette Vogl, who demand that agreements will be concluded soon.

the Proposal for a klimaskat is in line with it, as Klimarådet, the economic wise men and several organizations have previously proposed.

in addition to CO2 taxes want the trade unions, likewise, that there be imposed on the aircraft. It must be like to happen in the short term, she says to the newspaper.

In the Radical Left is klimaordfører Ruben Kidde excited for FH's announcement. A CO2 tax is the focal point in the party's climate change plan.

- I think it is very positive that the unions are also joining in the climate cause with such a strong message that CO2 is the cheapest and most effective way to realize the green transformation.

- And that it is also in the working people's interest in Denmark, to the green transition must be done as cheaply as possible, he says to Ritzau.

In a written response to the newspaper Politiken, says environment minister Dan Jørgensen (S), that the government will 'look at the taxation and charging system in the context of the green transition'. He does not specify when.

But a flyskat does not come now, he says, referring to the airline sector is 'on its knees'.

It is an error, believe SF's klimaordfører, Signe Munk. The party wants to come to a flyafgift, and that it should be phased in gradually.

- of course, It should be phased in with respect for the situation, american aviation is in with corona. But everyday turns thus back at a time. And that will planes still be extremely klimabelastende and be without very high taxes, she says to Ritzau.

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