Regardless of the debate about climate protection member of the German Bundestag have laid out according to a media report in the past year, significantly greater distances by plane as 2017.

In the context of their activity, they flew a total of 9,075 million miles (about 14.6 million miles), as the Newspapers of the Funke media group reports citing the Bundestag administration. In 2017, there were still 7,43 million miles (11.9 million km). Converted to the 709 members of Parliament were in the last year, an average of 13,000 miles per capita, which is about a flight to Singapore and back. Overall, the organization of Atmos were initiated according to the calculation of fair approximately 4000 tonnes of climate-damaging carbon dioxide out, as it was said.

To the activity of members of Parliament is to inform abroad about ideas and developments in their areas of expertise. As members of the defence Committee visited to 2018, the Bundeswehr soldiers in Kosovo. In the flight miles to the statistics of the Bundestag administration fall according to the report, flights of MPs in their constituency and back. What percentage do you take, was not to learn of the administration.

a Distinction is made according to flights, the deputies adopted in the context of delegation trips, and such, the bays, on their own Initiative and in the Bundestag abrechneten. According to the “image”newspaper (Saturday) under the Greens since the beginning of the legislature per capita of most of the individual trips: Since the autumn of 2017 to their 67 members flew 126 Times independently, each with a calculator, so 1.9 Times. In the average of all the groups, and 1.2 flights per Deputy. The Green told two Newspapers that the group offset the flights of their members in self-direction with climate protection payments.

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