A recent study conducted by Dutch environmental think tank CE Delft showed that a third of private flights from Schiphol or Rotterdam airports were used to travel less than 500 kilometers. The number of jets has skyrocketed, pointing to a recent study showing emissions equivalent to about 40,000 cars per year.
Dewi Zloch, a climate and energy expert at Greenpeace Netherlands, said: ‘We are shocked that certain groups have started flying in the most polluting private jets at a time of climate crisis.
Greenpeace pointed out that private flights do not meet the climate targets set by the Dutch government and the maximum of 440,000 flights per year set for 2023.
“This private jet exception shows exactly what’s wrong with the aviation industry,” Zloch added, calling for “stop pollution and finally set climate targets.”
“The first step is to scrap short flights and luxury private jets for the wealthy,” he stressed.
They didn’t share data on other parts of the world, but a similar case should occur in the Philippines. In the Philippines, the rich and powerful people who should determine government policy and lead climate action are most likely using their luxury private jets on a daily basis. Moving. This scenario is not hard to imagine given that the Philippine government has acquired Gulfstream G280 Business his jet. Although ostensibly for “command and control,” it has been found to operate jets throughout the Philippines and, in many cases, Singapore. taxpayers and the environment.
If the Dutch government can allow a loophole in the airline industry for luxury private jets and their users to continue their elitist environmental destruction for the sake of convenience, the situation in the Philippines will only get worse. The only question at the moment is whether anyone can do something about this issue raised by Greenpeace.*