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Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 62503, tabled on 31 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the upcoming aviation strategy will outline how the UK will limit aviation emissions to at least below 2005 levels by 2050.

Answered on

7 February 2017

The Government is committed to meeting its emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change Act. On the 2 February, alongside laying the Airport National Policy Statement, the Secretary of State for Transport set out his intention to develop a new Aviation Strategy in which we will look to address the issue of the sector’s climate change impacts. We remain open and willing to consider all feasible measures to ensure that the aviation sector contributes fairly to UK emissions reductions. The first stage in developing the Strategy will be a Call for Evidence in the spring.