, 2023-01-12 23:29:16
The analysis found that private jet flights were up 93 percent during the week in late May of the 2022 World Economic Forum compared with the weeks before and after the conference, which includes sustainability and global warming as a major focus of discussions. Long-haul private jet flights of greater than 1,860 miles, or 3,000 kilometers, were especially high compared with the baseline, according to the Greenpeace analysis, which was produced by CE Delft, a Dutch environmental consultancy, using private jet flight data at the airports near the location of the conference in the Swiss Alps.
One of the flights in the analysis traveled just 13 miles, or 21 km — and eventually went onward to the French Riviera resort of Cannes.
The flights “could be so easily replaceable,” said Klara Schenk, lead transport campaigner at Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe. “Honestly, I could take my bike to go 21 kilometers.”
Since the analysis was based on publicly available flight data that does not include the purpose of the…
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