Aircraft Emissions/Noise

Transport written question – answered on 8th December 2005.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley 8th December 2005

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what amount emissions trading is expected to reduce the Government's forecast of increased climate change emissions from aviation at 2030, expressed as a percentage and in absolute terms.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport 8th December 2005

At present, it is too early to provide a reliable estimate of the impact emissions trading will have on forecasts of emissions from aviation. This will depend on a number of factors including the overall number of allowances and the detailed design for the inclusion of aviation into the ED ETS. These factors have yet to be specified and will be subject to discussion with other member states' Governments.

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