As the UK government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has seen Britain become among the world’s worst affected countries, pressure is now growing on the prime minister to implement a coherent recovery plan which puts the environment at the top of the agenda.
On Thursday, the think tank Transport and Environment called on the government to include international aviation emissions in official net zero calculations and suggested bailout funds should only be issued to airlines subject to the companies meeting environmental conditions.
The organisation said more than €30bn (£26.8bn) has been allocated to bailout airlines across Europe due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but suggested government funds should only be issued subject to the companies meeting environmental conditions.
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