Avoiding the issues around flying…
There are a lot of reasons not to take the plane to Glasgow next week:
Why Taking The Train Costs More Than Flying Despite Emissions | Time
COP26: A climate summit in a pandemic offers much that could go wrong – The Washington Post
So, perhaps giving the air industry a break at this moment might not seem to be sending out the right sort of signal:
Rishi Sunak cuts taxes on domestic flights days before start of climate conference | The Independent
Rishi Sunak defends halving domestic flight taxes in Cop26 run-up | Autumn budget 2021 | The Guardian
But this measure seems to have happened largely due to lobbying from East Devon:
Chancellor, help regional airports like Exeter and Aberdeen take off again | The Times
But does it really make sense?
“Britain should think along the same lines as German and French transport planners who are aiming to drive a shift from domestic flights to rail”
“Will the daily commute … still be needed now that Covid has taught us all to video conference?”
Travelling by air or rail from Exeter – Vision Group for Sidmouth
And many are rethinking flying:
Questions around the climate impact of the proposed expansion of Bristol Airport.