"As Leaders Fly To Davos, How Do Private Jets Fuel Climate Change?"

"LONDON - From popstar Taylor Swift's jetsetting on tour to billionaire Elon Musk's fleet of planes, the use of private jets by the rich and famous has drawn increasing criticism as concern grows over air travel's role in global warming.

Yet few events attract more polluting private flights than next week's World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, where heads of state, business leaders and others will discuss pressing issues including geopolitical instability and climate change.

During the week-long event in 2022, 1,040 private planes flew in and out of airports serving the Swiss mountain resort, according to a report commissioned by campaign group Greenpeace."

Jack Graham reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation January 10, 2024.


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Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 01/12/2024