Aviation: Sustainable Fuel — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 22 March 2016.

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Photo of The Earl of Courtown The Earl of Courtown Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:45, 22 March 2016

My Lords, the noble Baroness is right in so far as we have to look globally at the whole issue, including what is happening in the European Union. As the noble Baroness will no doubt be aware, we have been working with the International Civil Aviation Organization. In February, we reached agreement with other states in the ICAO on a global CO2 standard for aircraft, which is all part of the same picture. All new aeroplane designs applying for certification from 2020 will have to be compliant with the CO2 emissions standard. Designs already in production will also need to comply from 2023.