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Tiny Flight Tax Could Raise Billions to Protect People from Climate Change

A small tax on international airline tickets could raise US $ 10 billion a year to help people to adapt to the impacts of climate change, say economists at the International Institute for Environment and Development.

Tom Birch and Muyeye Chambwera, Researchers at IIED, make the case for a flight tax in a briefing paper to be published online on Monday 4 April, as the latest round of inter-governmental negotiations on how to tackle climate change get under way in Bangkok, Thailand.

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