Aviation: Carbon Emissions:Written question - 277100

Asked by Gareth Thomas
(Harrow West)
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department for Transport
Aviation: Carbon Emissions
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include emissions from international aviation in the Government's climate targets.
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 23 July 2019

The Government is clear about the need for action to tackle emissions across the whole economy – including emissions from international aviation. Emissions from domestic flights are already covered by our existing domestic legislation and the Committee on Climate Change account for emissions from international aviation in their advice on setting our carbon budgets. This will continue to be the case for the new net zero target.

Action to tackle emissions from international aviation must be done globally to be effective. That is why we are working closely with the International Civil Aviation Organization, to ensure we and the rest of the world are taking ambitious action.

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