"I am baffled by the lack of attention that governments here and around the world are paying to the fact that we simply don’t have the capacity to make all the SAF everyone is relying on, said one senior British fuel industry executive"

nytimes.com/2022/06/29/climate

A 🎣 salmon company bought a to “cut its carbon footprint by flying fish in its own jet across the Atlantic” instead via Heathrow.

To ✂️ the carbon footprint, air freight has to be reduced, otherwise it’s just a fish tale 🐟.

theguardian.com/environment/20

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In Assam ~2,000 tea workers are protesting destruction 627 hectare Dolu tea estate for a the construction of a new airport. Tea workers are distressed about loss of their livelihoods as protests continue - stay tuned to the - post coming soon! ejatlas.org/featured/airport-c

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RT @Article14live@twitter.com

On 24 June, @MohdAbuzarCh@twitter.com & @nikita_jain15@twitter.com reported how after taking over part of sprawling Doloo Tea Estate for a new airport in , , govt & management said no jobs would be lost.
Now, the estate has been locked.
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RT @Article14live@twitter.com

On 24 June, @MohdAbuzarCh@twitter.com & @nikita_jain15@twitter.com reported how after taking over part of sprawling Doloo Tea Estate for a new airport in , , govt & management said no jobs would be lost.
Now, the estate has been locked.
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article-14.com/post/backroom-d

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"There is no means of flying more than a tiny number of planes on [] that does not involve both global starvation and ecological catastrophe." – @GeorgeMonbiot@twitter.com 💯

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RT @GeorgeMonbiot@twitter.com

While millions starve, 10% of the world's grain and 18% of its vegetable oil are being burnt.
And governments want to burn far more.
It's monstrous and obscene, a crime against humanity.
My column.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/stat

June 28 – Environment Council agreed to include non-CO2 impacts of flights in revision – it's a start but doesn’t go far enough for addressing 2/3 of aviation's impacts on global heating – see our open letter for demands! 7/ stay-grounded.org/eu-ets-revis

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Using animal fats 🐄 to produce jet fuel as the EU proposes to do, increases the value of waste products from the beef industry through biofuel production while perpetuating a slew of serious environmental & social impacts – See our Omega study - stay-grounded.org/agrofuel-cas
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Making fuel from waste & exhaust gas as the EU proposes is SO expensive the ✈️ industry would have to rely on even more subsidies – tax money – to cover production costs & alternative jet fuels will won’t eliminate the total climate impact of flights.
stay-grounded.org/greenwashing
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But...even if fuel substitution targets were met, using a “Sustainable Aviation Fund”, it’s a massive climate injustice to use public funds to decarbonise the most unequal form of transport, the industry should pay!
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June 27- aviation package: Transport MEPs set impossible targets for using 85% fossil fuel substitutes for ✈️ by 2050.
IATA targets for substituting even 5-10% fossil kerosene have NEVER been met since they started to set targets in 2008!
europarl.europa.eu/news/en/pre

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June 24
🇪🇺 reveals new Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation to “make hydrogen-powered & electric aircraft a reality” – even the industry itself acknowledges: options won’t be viable until it's too late - 2035-40 at best - & will only fly a few hundred km stay-grounded.org/greenwashing 2/

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Not enough!

The EU has taken several decisions on air transport this week - and failed to bring it on track for 1.5 degrees.

We need pressure to get the EU to do more!
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Let's celebrate a win for the climate - the Netherlands limits flights @schiphol@twitter.com to 440,000 down from 500,000! So pick up those protests signs and let's get more flight caps! @SchipholWatch@twitter.com

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RT @GreenpeaceNL@twitter.com

Eindelijk krimp van . Een historische doorbraak. Hier voeren we met zoveel mensen actie voor. Goed dat kabinet inziet dat Schiphol alle grenzen voorbij vliegt op gebied van herrie, stikstof, ultrafijnstof en klimaat. /1


📸 Bart Hoogveld / Greenpeace t.co/4a9pdjCMo2

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GreenpeaceNL/statu

Leading by example – a very wise decision!

RT @HeinemannLab@twitter.com

I can no longer fly around the globe for 45 min talks/seminars, and at the same time explain my sons how their future planet will look like. Below an email that I got after I explained why I am unable to speak at a conference. This gives hope,...

We can lead by example!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/HeinemannLab/statu

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