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Climate activists disrupt Europe’s biggest private jet fair

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Dozens of climate activists have disrupted Europe’s largest private jet trade fair by chaining themselves to aircraft to protest against the sector’s carbon emissions.The demonstrators on behalf of Greenpeace, Stay Grounded, Extinction Rebellion and Scientist Rebellion also attached themselves to the entrance gates of the event at Geneva airport in the hope of preventing prospective buyers from entering the annual show.The activists, who were calling for a global ban on the use of private jets because of their carbon footprint, stuck tobacco-style health warning labels on some of the jets at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) saying private jets “burn our future”, “kill our planet”, and “fuel inequality”.Mira Kapfinger, a campaigner from Stay Grounded, a network uniting more than 200 climate crisis campaign groups across the world, said: “While many can’t afford food or rent any more, the super-rich wreck our planet, unless we put an end to it.“Apart from banning private jets, it’s also time to end air miles schemes which reward frequent flying, and instead tax frequent flyers.

We need fair climate solutions.”<p lang=«en» dir=«ltr» xml:lang=«en»>BREAKING ‼️ In Geneva 100 climate activists supporting @StayGroundedNet, @ScientistRebel1, @ExtinctionR, and @Greenpeace, are interrupting the biggest private jet sales event in Europe #Ebace2023.

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