Airlines are facing increasing scrutiny over their damaging environmental impact and are having to search for ways to reduce their carbon emissions.
At the moment this mainly comes from efficiency improvements in newer aircraft and controversial carbon offsets but some countries, like France, are bringing in taxes to try and fund greener forms of transport. Not everyone agrees, however.
“If you look at what taxes have done in terms of our environment I will tell you nothing. They do nothing. When governments have successfully developed renewable energies they have not taxed, they have subsidized…they have provided reduced tariffs”, said Alexandre de Juniac, the chief executive of airline trade body the International Air Transport Association.
Collected and summarized from the source below by Tran Thi Tan https://skift.com/2019/09/09/iata-ceo-wants-help-not-new-taxes-in-bid-to-cut-airline-emissions/