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Vulnerable countries demand global tax to pay for climate-led loss and damage

The world’s most vulnerable countries are preparing to take on the richest economies with a demand for urgent finance – potentially including new taxes on fossil fuels or flying – for the irrecoverable losses they are suffering from the climate crisis, leaked documents show.

Almost 15,000 ‘ghost flights’ have left UK since pandemic began
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Almost 15,000 ‘ghost flights’ have left UK since pandemic began

Exclusive: Thousands of near-empty planes flown since March 2020, new figures reveal.

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Simon Jenkins: Train or plane? The climate crisis is forcing us to rethink all long-distance travel

Travel was the great beneficiary of the leisure society. Only now are we appreciating its cost, not just in pollution but in the need for ever more extravagant infrastructure.

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The six problems aviation must fix to hit net zero

With passenger numbers growing and time to slash emissions dwindling fast, the aviation industry must tackle urgent stumbling blocks on fuel, frequent flyers and more.

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Airlines need to do more than plant trees to hit net zero, MPs told

The aviation industry must pay for costly carbon removal technologies rather than rely on using the planting of trees to claim they are reducing emissions, the head of the Climate Change Committee has said.

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Pressure on UK as Germany backs ending free carbon permits for airlines

The German government is backing an extension of EU carbon pricing that will end free carbon permits for airlines, putting pressure on the UK to put in place a similar package to meet climate targets.

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Nasa leads push for electric planes in next frontier of cutting emissions

Over the next year, at a research site on the fringes of the Mojave desert in California, Nasa will hunt for a breakthrough against one of the climate crisis's most stubborn challenges – how to eliminate carbon pollution from aviation via a new generation of electric airplanes.