From the Student Dorm to the Priorities of the European Green Deal: The Incredible Story of a Young Climate Activists’ Initiative to Tax Jet Fuel in the EU

In less than a year the student-led idea ‘Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe’ made it from a discussion among friends passionate about the environment to an officially registered European Citizens’ Initiative; and to the European Green Deal’s list of priorities.

Story by Timothée Galvaire & Tassos Papachristouinitiative representatives

From January 2019 when our initiative took form in our dormitory, to winning a lobbying award and to our policy proposal being taken up by the European Commission, the past year has been a testament to our efforts as an organisation that is only just beginning its journey…

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