Members: Correspondence

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason he has not replied to the 24 September 2019 correspondence of the Chair of the Committee on Climate Change on net-zero and the approach to international aviation and shipping emissions; when he plans to reply; whether he plans to publish that reply; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We remain grateful to the Committee on Climate Change for their scrutiny, analysis and expert advice, which will be more vital than ever as we accelerate the low carbon transition and set the UK on a firm path to net zero.

The Department is carefully considering their advice on international aviation and shipping emissions.

In respect of aviation and climate change, a response in the form of a consultation will be published shortly.

The advice on international shipping emissions is being considered as part of the Government’s work to publish a Call for Evidence on zero emission shipping later in the year.

Additionally, later this year we will be publishing an ambitious Transport Decarbonisation Plan. This will set out how we intend to deliver transport’s contributions to carbon budgets and net zero.

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