The Radical was not aviation charges-that is in the budget, but the party goes after to get it with in klimahandlingsplan.
The Radical suggested in august to introduce a CO2-tax on aviation fuel. It was one of the party's "overriding requirement" to the budget bill for next year, as klimaordfører Ida Auken called it.
But in the finanslovsaftale, as The Radical has been agreed together with the government, SF, Enhedslisten and the Alternative is not a word on aviation charges-that is.
- We would terribly like to have had a flyafgift, but it was there so some of the other parties, which would not be, says Ida Auken.
Specifically, the party proposed to introduce a tax that depends on how much CO2 an aircraft emits. For each tonne of emitted CO2, the airline has to pay 250 dollars in charges. It must apply to all flights to and from Denmark.
the ministry of Taxation has previously estimated that such a CO2-tax on aviation fuel would be in breach of EU rules.
It is because it is after the ministry's legal assessment is subject to the energy tax directive. The Radical believes, however, that one can design a tax so that it complies with the directive.
- We would like to have a forureningsafgift, which depends on how much the aircraft pollute the environment. It will say that it rewards those airlines that either fills the plane up, or fly with greener fuels, says Ida Auken.
- But if we can't get it, then we will as a minimum have a passenger facility charge. We are willing to compromise in order to get a flyafgift, and we certainly intend to continue the struggle a long time yet, she says.
currently, there are negotiations on a klimalov, which must ensure that Denmark reaches its goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 70 percent in 2030 compared with the level in 1990.
the Plan is to klimaloven must be adopted before christmas, and that the follow up of climate action plans in the spring.
there will be Radical again propose flyafgift, and if it does manage to get in the climate action plans so that the government can expect it to come on the table again by finanslovsforhandlingerne for 2021.
- It may also be that we have to go to the industry itself, if the government continues to resist. Then we do it, " says Ida Auken.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 03 December 2019, 17:00