Aviation: Emissions

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Spokesperson in the Lords, Transport

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to raise public awareness of the environmental consequences of emissions from aircraft.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

The Government have a range of measures in place to raise public awareness of the environmental impacts of individuals' actions, both generally and specifically in relation to aviation. This includes the Act on C02 campaign and carbon calculator, which allows passengers to calculate their flight emissions; the inclusion of aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, which will feed through to the price consumers pay; support for high-quality consumer carbon offsetting; fiscal measures, such as air passenger duty, that give signals to consumers about the environmental impacts of their actions; and ensuring that appropriate references to aviation's environmental impact are included in all relevant government publications.

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