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Tax and shame were the swedes to reduce fly – Finland go through civil initiative striving to do the same

air tax requiring citizens ' initiative proceeds to parliament for processing. The initiative had collected the necessary 50 000 signatures on Thursday evening.

the Initiative of the drafters of the opinion that Finland should set a passenger flight tax, to make air travel climate-warming emissions could be contained.

Read here how the initiative area to put the Janne Kilpinen justify the flight tax.

in Sweden, flying is decreased

the Initiative as one model for a Swedish flight tax, which was introduced in April 2018. The swedes have reduced the air travel tax after adjusting.

the Swedes are flying this year in January-September, four per cent less compared to the previous year, told sweden's largest airport, the equivalent of Swedavia. (you move to another service)

Swedish flight time for domestic and long-haul destinations have fallen by as much as eight percent. At the same time domestic rail services has increased at a rapid pace.

in finland, the flying grew Finnavia by five per cent over the same period. (you move to another service)

air tax and public debate, reduced the fly

the air tax has contributed to reduced flying in Sweden, estimates the Finnish independence jubilee fund for Research on climate solutions expert Mariko Landström .

at Least as important has been the tax decision associated with public discussion of the air travel emissions.

– Only tax set or only public debate would not have achieved such a major change, Landström told Yle in a telephone interview.

the Swedish aviation tax is moderately small, so it does not in itself prevent anyone from flying. The Swedish tax on domestic and European flights, about six million, the average long flights around eur 25 and long-haul flights for about 40 euros.

the Tax provided in the context of Sweden, began to talk about the flight of shame, i.e. the feeling that arises when you realize your flying contributes to climate change.

Read more about this Swedish experience from the flight of shame and its impact on flight time.

Also at Stockholm Arlanda passenger numbers have fallen by four per cent in the January-September period.Michael Folmert / AOP

Scandinavians are the world's largest number of flying amongst the people, tell Sitra and the Finnish environment institute the Finnish environment institute report (pdf). (you move to another service) the Majority of the flights are holiday flights.

it Is still unclear how much and how long the flight tax and public debate to reduce the swedes to fly. Also the Swedish krona weak exchange rate and the warm summer, you may have to reduce the remote tourism this year.

air tax share of swedes

Sweden flight tax had to opinion polls more supporters than opponents, while the socialist-led government decided to tax year 2018. The tax has been very controversial.

the Swedish aviation industry, a large part of the business and right-wing opposition have objected fiercely to the tax. Critics say it will weaken, especially in the outermost regions more competitive.

Swedish smaller airport has been the economic difficulties of flights reduced due to the broadcasting company SVT will tell. (you move to another service)

the Swedish aviation tax time was already cancelled a year ago, right-wing parties from the requirement, but the social democrat-led government restored it in the spring before the withdrawal came into force.

the Swedish government, the green party would like to raise the big city between flights and long-haul flight tax, SVT says. (you move to another service) government support for the left party again would like to make a flight tax progressive, meaning the tax would increase what more to fly, told the Aftonbladet newspaper. (you move to another service)

in Europe tightened the flying tax

Sweden along with a number of European countries, for example Norway, Britain, France and Germany, inherit the flying taxes or other charges. Air taxes in recent years has been the wind in the fight against climate change because of.

France to introduce a new flight tax next year. Tax return is going to be used, inter alia, the rail improvement.

the Dutch again started the charge of flight tax in 2021, if the EU does not get decided to air the tax before it, news agency Reuters reported. (you move to another service) the German, in turn, decided in the autumn to raise the air tax as part of a major climate policy reform.

Air travel enjoys still many tax benefits in Europe and in the world. Aircraft use kerosene as well not pay at all taxes. International airfare is also not subject to vat.

the Expert Mariko Landströmin according to, for example, a kerosene tax would reduce the flying of the climate emissions more effectively than the air tax. Kerosene taxation, however, would require agreements between states change.

– flight tax is easy to use. Nothing prevents that, in addition to promote also other ways, Landström said.

the EU-level of kerosene tax was discussed last September in Helsinki by finance ministers at an informal meeting. At least at the time of flying the taxation did not proceed.

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