Aviation: Carbon Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee, Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for his decision on whether to accept the Committee on Climate Change’s planning assumption that carbon dioxide emissions from aviation should be around 2005 levels by 2050.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government is currently developing its Aviation Strategy which sets out to achieve a safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector. As part of the development of the Aviation Strategy, the Government is considering what action can be taken to support growth while the tackling any adverse environmental effects. This includes putting in place a framework for UK aviation carbon emissions to 2050, which ensures that aviation contributes its fair share to action on climate change, including the UK’s domestic and international obligations. The Government will be publishing a Green Paper for public consultation at the end of 2018 and the White Paper, Aviation Strategy in 2019.

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