Skip to comments.UN Climate Fund Approves Business Class Travel—With Higher Carbon Footprint
Posted on 10/23/2013 12:06:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The U.N.s $100 billion Global Climate Fund, currently establishing itself but struggling to attract donor support, has adopted a travel policy that will allow eligible board members to fly business class on trips of more than nine hours duration.
The Fund is committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions [carbon dioxide and other substances blamed for climate change] arising from its travel operations, reads the policy, adopted at a GCF board meeting in Paris this month.
It mandates economy class for flights shorter than nine hours, and encourages train travel wherever this is a viable option.
A World Bank study this year concluded that, for purposes of calculating the amount of CO2 emitted during a flight, the footprint per mile for a premium (first or business) class seat is substantially greater than for economy class.
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This is a little off topic, but I heard a commercial on the radio for an environmental group that was touting “environmental practices for the purposes of reducing carbon.” According to them, carbon causes CLIMATE DISRUPTION. Has anyone else heard of this particular term being used to push the agenda? I’ve heard “global warming” and “climate change” but never “climate disruption.”