double it, then annual increase

APD should be doubled immediately, and then increased annually

Why the contribution is important

The Scottish Gov't has to take climate change seriously. The targets set in the Climate Change Act have been missed for 4 years in a row. Air travel is the most polluting form of travel, and any responsible government should be looking for ways to reduce it, for example by replacing internal flights with rail or other alternatives. Higher APDs could reduce the demand for air travel, and the money raised could be spent on better infrastructure for less polluting modes, such as rail.

by umoolana on April 07, 2016 at 03:29PM

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  • Posted by sallyhinch April 07, 2016 at 18:25

    I agree - and the money could also be spent on infrastructure for active travel such as cycle paths and footbridges
  • Posted by mcd116 April 08, 2016 at 10:59

    Climate change needs to be taken seriously and greener forms of transport explored. Funding should be raised to combat pollution and support more sustainable and active forms of travel.
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