COMMONS

Inclusion of International Aviation and Shipping Emissions in Carbon Budgets

11 October 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence in public on the Inclusion of International Aviation and Shipping Emissions in Carbon Budgets at 10.15 am on Tuesday 16 October 2012 in Committee Room 17.

At 10.15 am

  • David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

At 10.45 am

  • Dr Andy Jefferson, Programme Director, Sustainable Aviation
  • Andrew Herdman, Board Member, Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
  • Dr Keith Allott, Head of Climate Change, WWF-UK
  • David Balston, Director of Safety and Environment, UK Chamber of Shipping

At 11.30 am

  • Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and officials
  • Rupert Furness, Deputy Director and Head of Environment Strategy, and Emma Campbell, Deputy Director, Environment and International Transport Economics, Department for Transport

Timings are approximate.

The session will explore a range of issues, including:

  • The rationale for the CCC’s recommendation to include international aviation and shipping emissions in carbon budgets
  • The environmental impact of the measure on UK and international climate change targets
  • The cost of delivering carbon budgets including international aviation and shipping emissions
  • Impacts on industry and UK competitiveness
  • Government response to the recommendation

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