Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Viscount Thurso Viscount Thurso Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of greenhouse gas emissions from (1) aircraft taking off and landing within the UK, and (2) aircraft taking off in the UK bound for overseas destinations.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government recognises that the fight against climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and it is right that we continue to focus on highlighting emissions and plan for their ongoing reduction.

The Government reports on emissions produced by domestic flights operating between UK airports. In accordance with international guidelines set by UNFCCC, the Government also reports on emissions from international flights operating at UK airports.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) report on all of these Greenhouse Gas emissions statistics annually. The statistics for 2018 were published just last week, and are readily available online at gov.uk.

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