France bans short-haul flights to cut carbon emissions

The law came into force two years after lawmakers had voted to end routes where the same journey could be made by train in under two-and-a-half hours.

Seems very sensible to me. That threshold is way too low, though. You can't fly anywhere in 2 and a half hours once you factor in airport waits. Double that, at least. Or ban domestic flights outright. But, progress. If it's what they could get through it's what they could get through. Wedges and thin ends.