Virendra Sharma backs campaign for urgent support for airlines in return for climate action
London — 21 cross-party MPs, including Virendra Sharma have backed a campaign started by fellow MP Sarah Olney calling for an economic package to support the UK’s airlines in return to commitments to tackle the climate emergency.
The MPs’ letter to the Chancellor warns that without government support, future fares may raise while “tens of thousands more will lose their jobs through no fault of their own”. But, “if public money is used to save them, they must be required by law to do more to tackle climate change.”
Virendra Sharma MP commented:
“The Government must urgently resolve the gaps in their plans and come forward with a bespoke package to airlines and travel operators to stop job losses.
By providing funds to the travel industry and demanding that they implement strict carbon offsetting schemes, we can help save both the planet and jobs.”
I am calling on the Government to step in and offer financial support to travel companies in need.”