The “Climate and Resilience” invoice, at present being examined in Parliament, gives for a threshold of two:30.
The UFC-Que Choisir asks Friday to lift to 4 hours the threshold of prohibition of inside flights when an alternative exists by train, the 2 hours 30 offered by the mission of Climate law main in keeping with her to a “derisory environmental gain”.
The client protection affiliation estimates that inserting the restrict at 2:30 a.m. will lead to the elimination of solely 5 traces, Paris-Bordeaux, Paris-Lyon, Paris-Nantes, Paris-Rennes and Lyon-Marseille, representing a whole of 12 % of home visitors in France.
But the reductions in CO2 emissions would solely symbolize 3.5% of metropolitan air transport, underlines the UFC-Que Choisir. The distinction is defined by exemptions offered for connecting flights in the “Climate and Resilience” invoice, at present into consideration in Parliament.
This measure constitutes a “direct path towards an inoperative measure”, denounces the group, which recommends exempting “not the lines but the travelers, when they can prove that they are in correspondence”.
(*4*) argues the UFC.
More broadly, the affiliation asks parliamentarians to return to the proposals of the Citizen's Convention on the local weather which set the threshold at 4 hours. Eighteen airways could be affected, together with Paris-Marseille, leading to a 12.5% drop in air carbon emissions.
The UFC assures that the train may take in the postponement of air visitors on this situation, whereas conceding that “supply shortages could appear at peak times or on busy days”, and that some routes would take longer .
For clients, even when the train is on common cheaper than the aircraft on these routes, the UFC is anxious about a “risk of SNCF monopoly” which could possibly be mitigated by opening as much as competitors, and underlines the want for rail to supply companies “up to” the expectations of customers, “in terms of offer, reliability and comfort”.