The irony of jet-setters fixing climate change3 min read 15 Nov 2021, 05:55 PM IST
Aviation-led climate damage has only just begun to become part of the United Nations’ climate change response. But the environmental injury the industry causes deserves attention as countries wrestle over net-zero goals
Hundreds of private VIP jets and chartered flights descended into the Scottish city of Glasgow late last month, ferrying world leaders and high-level delegations to a summit meant to avert the climate crisis. The irony was not lost to many: could negotiators have found more eco-friendly ways to reach the COP26 meeting? Or were private jets the best vehicle they had?
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