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Carbon Emissions

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund differentiates between domestic and international flights.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Emissions from domestic and international flights are calculated differently where the air travel data available allow. Calculation factors for short, medium and long-haul flights are taken from DEFRA's Greenhouse Gas conversion factors for company reporting, available on the DEFRA website.

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