While the popularity of accounts denouncing the journeys of private jets of billionaires continues to grow, the government could well seize the subject at the start of the school year. As revealed this Saturday The Parisian, the Minister Delegate for Transport Clément Beaune plans to make proposals to contain these polluting journeys in private planes. “There are a number of behaviors that no longer pass. There are urgent reasons, economic imperatives, but it cannot be an individual mode of travel for comfort, while the general mobilization initiated by the president requires everyone to make an effort”, justifies the minister.
So what leads? According to the Ile-de-France daily, Clément Beaune is considering regulating the sector. This could result in taxation. Or an obligation to make private jet trips public. Or even a regulation which would rather favor, when possible, a journey by train or via a commercial flight. The Parisian evokes for this last track the Minister’s “landmark”: a provision of the “Climate and Resilience” law adopted in August 2021 which prohibits domestic flights when an alternative by train exists in less than 2h30.
Finally, the possibility of integrating private jets into the carbon tax quota system provided for in the European Union’s climate plan is being studied. “The most effective way is to act at European level to have the same rules and have more impact”, advocates Clément Beaune, who should raise the subject in October during the next meeting of European transport ministers.
The regulation of private aviation should be addressed at the start of the school year when the government will consider its energy “sobriety plan”, announced by Emmanuel Macron on July 14.
In an interview at Release Friday, the national secretary of EELV Julien Bayou for his part pleaded for a strict ban on private jets. ” This is the measure that penalizes the fewest people for the greatest and most immediate climate impact. And it’s a matter of justice”, he believes, saying “want hamper the whim of the richest who are also the biggest polluters”. The ecologist will file a bill to this effect in the fall.
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