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A proposal of Green-politicians : Only three times in the year to fly?

a lot of flying to be more expensive, rail travel, however, are cheaper – with his proposal, anyone who walks often in the plane, should also pay more, met with Green politicians, Dieter Janecek in a cross-party criticism. FDP-Chef Christian Lindner about said: "Who are exposed to air travel ratio, which shows the old face of a prohibition party." Janecek, however, also positive feedback from people who didn't agree with him all, but thinking about the problem. "This shows that the discussion is entitled," says the member of the Bundestag, who is in his party for air and space travel, is responsible, in an interview with the daily mirror.

ban for domestic flights

Specifically, Janecek suggested that each citizen per year the three return receives flights, in the Form of certificates. Who is going to fly more, had to buy from other citizens certificates. For his ideas, which he formulated last week, in the "Münchner Merkur", he had the theses of the mobility researcher Andreas Knie inspire. Knee registered for quite some time that the debate on the frequent flyer ferments and the willingness to reconsider one's own travel behaviour, will be greater – especially in Switzerland and Scandinavia. So was about to observe that more and more school classes of the so-called Generation EasyJet, you can travel thanks to cheap airlines with little money through the world, decide against class trips by plane. Knee, who teaches at the Technical University of Berlin, argues, to dispense entirely "on domestic German flights", in which he exempts rescue aircraft and private jets. "If we have something planned in terms of CO2-savings, must be a prohibition," says knee. Alternatives there is, finally, both for business travelers as well as tourists enough.

on average, each German produces, according to the Federal Environmental Agency, per year, about 11.5 tons of CO2, which is five times as much as it would be sustainable. Estimates indicate that anywhere in the world may answer to everyone just 2.3 tons of CO2 per year, in order not to endanger the so-called Two-degree target.

No price structure

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According to the German Federal environment Agency caused a traveler who is a coach on the road, per Kilometer 32 grams of CO2 a km by air produces, in contrast, 201 grams, which is more than six times the amount. Also long-distance transport, travel by train (36 grams per Kilometer), or Car (139 grams) are significantly better for the environment. Nevertheless, the aircraft remains, among other things, thanks to its low travel time even for short distances popular. Alone at the Frankfurt airport, the destination is more than a quarter of all flights up to 500 miles away. "The market has no price structure," says knee. While air transport is subsidized, and kerosene will not be taxed, will about be charged on train tickets to VAT. These need to be cut, says Janecek. In addition, the Green politician is in favour of the increased use of high-speed trains. An intra-German flight ban, the 42-Year-old shuns, according to its own statement aircraft for private travel declines, however.

CO2-compensation as the sale of indulgences

Who can dispense with a lot of flying and wants to – for example, for professional reasons – has the ability to compensate for its greenhouse gas emissions financially. That is, the Internet sites of providers, such as "nature Fund" or "Atmosfair" for flights to and caused CO2-emissions can be calculated. This can be balanced through the promotion of afforestation, or of projects of renewable energies. Who, for example, from Berlin-Tegel to John F. Kennedy airport flies to New York, created according to the calculations of the "Atmosfair" about 3.2 tons of CO2. A donation of 73 Euro, compensating the emissions. Knee referred to such deals as "selling of indulgences", in the good Conscience is bought. But: "Before you do anything, it is a possibility," says knee, for in spite of the many professional trips to three round - trip flights per year are sufficient.

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