, 2023-01-16 16:28:00
Greenpeace International, a global climate group that opposes fossil fuels, released a study showing that elites largely travel to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual conference via private jets.
The analysis – published late last week by Greenpeace and the environmental research firm CE Delft – showed that there was a significant uptick in private jet flights, many of which were short-distance, to airports near WEF’s headquarters in Davos, Switzerland, during the 2022 summit. The group released the study ahead of WEF’s 2023 summit, which is slated to kick off this week.
“Europe is experiencing the warmest January days ever recorded and communities around the world are grappling with extreme weather events supercharged by the climate crisis,” Greenpeace campaigner Klara Maria Schenk said in a statement Friday. “Meanwhile, the rich and powerful flock to Davos in ultra-polluting, socially inequitable private jets to discuss climate and inequality behind closed doors.”
“Davos has a perfectly adequate railway station, still these people can’t even be bothered to take the train for a trip as short as 21 [kilometers],” she continued. “Do we really believe that these are the people to solve the problems the world faces?”
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