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πŸ”Ž Uncovered: Europe's largest airlines are using COVID-19 to weaken or delay EU climate measures.

At the same time, they claim to support #NetZero emissions by 2050 and receive billions in government bailouts. πŸ’Έ

NEW report by Influence Map: https://bit.ly/3wYIj86
Summary in FT: https://www.ft.com/content/7ac043eb-364b-43c3-bc32-9a90add1ab20

Help spreading the word and share this on Twitter (using #A4ESummit2021*) and Facebook.

*This afternoon the annual "Airlines 4 Europe" summit takes place, where these polluting airlines meet to greenwash their dirty business.
🚨 Today, the EU Commission published its Fit for 55 climate package, which includes some changes for aviation. Good news: finally, the tax exemption for jet fuel could end! But there are also a lot of loopholes and problems: the kerosene tax will only be fully introduced in 2033, cargo flights are exempt and the tax is limited to intra-EU flights. Also, the changes in the EU emissions trading scheme are weak – and the problematic UN plan CORSIA will be introduced for extra-EU flights.

▢️ Here you can find our first analyses and statements.

πŸ—£ Help spreading the word: share our tweets on the package!
Read our great new in-depth article on frequent flyer programmes!
▢️ https://stay-grounded.org/frequent-flyer-programmes-incentivise-climate-destruction/

Three ways frequent flyer programmes fuel climate destruction:
1. Frequent flyer programmes normalise flying despite aviation's climate and public health impacts. 😷
2. Frequent flyer programmes lead to extra flights and consequent pollution and airport-vicinity noise. 😱
3. Frequent flyer programmes succeed only because they force the general public to subsidise others' flying and the profits of the airline industry. πŸ’Έ

Help us spreading the word, share the article on Twitter and Facebook and forward this message! 🀝
Happy birthday to – us! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚

Looking back at 5 years of Stay Grounded.
Join us on the journey that has brought us to where we are today and celebrate our anniversary with us: https://stay-grounded.org/5-years/
Stop greenwashing - reduce air traffic now! πŸ”½πŸ›¬

Ahead of COP26 climate summit, the aviation industry is intensifying its greenwashing. We cannot let this happen!
So today we are launching a campaign against greenwashing with new factsheets, a petition and action days on 5 & 6 November.

"Green" aviation technologies and fuel substitutes will bring too little and come too late. Many of the touted technologies have huge downsides or are unlikely to work. That's shown in our 5 new fact sheets, which are based on the latest research.

That is why today we have launched a petition against greenwashing and for a reduction of air traffic, which can be signed by organisations and individuals.

Together with many other organisations, we are organising global action days on 5 and 6 November during COP26 against the aviation industry's attempts to greenwash its continued climate-damaging growth. Join us!
πŸ“’ We are hiring: Press & Communication Campaigner
▢️ https://stay-grounded.org/about/jobs/

Please share with possibly interested people!
πŸ˜ŒπŸ’­ Dream job:

βœ… Work in a global network
βœ… Goal: Climate justice
βœ… Part-time
βœ… Remote
βœ… Part of a self-organised collective

✍️ Click here to apply: https://stay-grounded.org/about/jobs/
Just released: new case study on the Omega Green mega biofuel refinery in Paraguay by HeΓ±oi, published by Stay Grounded Biofuelwatch and Global Forest Coalition.

"The study shows impacts of agrofuels for aviation on the Santa Rosa community, livelihoods and ecosystems in Paraguay.

Agrofuels for aviation are a disaster for people & the planet!

🌱Monocultures = environmental destruction
🚷plantations on indigenous territories
πŸͺ΅ Raw materials drive deforestation
🐟 Fishing communities lose access to land
πŸ’° Profit over people

πŸ‘‰ Get the report: https://stay-grounded.org/agrofuel-case-study/
We need new narratives to reduce aviation and lay the tracks for a fair planet!

Today we release our new reframing guide: #CommonDestination
It's a powerful toolbox for activists and campaigners working on climate justice and sustainable mobility.

Our journey to #ReframeAviation starts today!
You can find the whole #CommonDestination guide as a PDF on our website: https://reframeaviation.stay-grounded.org/download/
In addition, there is a complete interactive online version: http://reframeaviation.stay-grounded.org/

Want to learn more and spread the guide's info and narratives?
Join our reframing journey and sign up for our free communication trainings (in ENG, GER, ESP, FR): https://stay-grounded.org/training/

Please help us also and spread the word here and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
How big is aviation's climate impact really? How unequally distributed is flying? What are the biggest problems with air traffic?

For our new guide Common Destination, we have researched staggering facts about air traffic and the climate crisis.
Find all of them with 11 amazing infographics in this Twitter thread.

Sharing is caring! πŸ”
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πŸ—“οΈπŸ“’ Save the date: AviAction - Stay Grounded Action Conference

This October, activists from all over Europe and beyond will meet in Lille, France to discuss how we can bring down air traffic and tackle the climate crisis. Be there!

Get more information: https://stay-grounded.org/action-conference-2022/

πŸ”„ Forward this to fellow activists and the word on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StayGroundedNet/status/1551491535061008385?t=4EQuNjXOI8DVOsBtNba0nA&s=19
Get printed Stay Grounded materials! πŸ“¦πŸ“—

You can get our #CommonDestination guide (in πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ) for a small donation and other materials like our #BullshitFlights posters, stickers, fact sheets, our reports and more for free.

Order now: https://stay-grounded.org/order/
❗Global day of solidarity action - #PakistanIsOurStory - 9th September❗

A third of Pakistan is underwater, thousands were killed, homes and land destroyed. Pakistan is one of the least responsible countries for the climate crisis, yet it's suffering the hardest.

πŸ‘‰ The fossil fuel industry and the capitalist system are direct responsibles. We must stop them now, rising in rage and international solidarity. The richest countries and the fossil fuels companies have to pay reparations for the immense damage caused! We are calling out a global day of action on the 9th of September - Pakistan is our story, climate crisis our time, solidarity is our power.
πŸ”₯ Global action day on 9th of September! Action ideas: direct actions on fossil infrastructure or demonstration at an important public place.
πŸ”₯ Join the online briefing call on 5th of September at 1PM UTC
πŸ”₯ All info here: https://framaforms.org/pakistanisourstory-1662015281

⚠️ Currently further communication and framing are being developed (in contact with activists from Pakistan). Together we will launch it on social media when ready. Until then:
πŸ‘‰ Start preparing the action for the 9th September
πŸ‘‰ Share the call for action with other activists
πŸ‘‰ Share on social media what is happening in Pakistan with #PakistanIsOurStory as well as #climatesolidarity #endfossilnow
πŸ‘‰ Come to the online briefing!
πŸ‘‰ Join the call to action
πŸ‘‰ Stay tuned: https://t.me/pakistanisourstory