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Airport Expansion

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 4:17 pm, 2nd March 2020

However much Government Members might wish it were otherwise, there is no quick technological fix that will solve this problem. The Committee on Climate Change is really clear that zero-carbon aviation is “highly unlikely” to be feasible by 2050, which means that demand management and, indeed, demand reduction will be essential. Can the Minister set out what steps the Government will take to reduce aviation emissions by reducing the demand for flying—for example, by introducing a frequent flyer levy, which is a fair way of distributing the ability to fly?