Greenpeace asks Spanish football clubs to avoid short flights

Greenpeace has asked the Spanish league to discourage Real Madrid, Barcelona and other top football clubs from travelling by air to away matches where reasonable rail alternatives exist as part of a campaign to cut air travel by professional clubs.

Greenpeace also yesterday launched an alternative league table comparing clubs’ CO2 emissions with a video encouraging fans to press the Spanish league to lead the fight against climate change.

Spain’s two top teams habitually use chartered jets to fly to cities such as Valladolid, Valencia or Seville which can be reached more quickly by high-speed rail with emissions up to 20 times lower. 

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