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UN Climate Conference 2021: Aviation

Question for COP26

UIN 73823, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the President of COP26, what estimate he has made of the total number of (a) flights and (b) air miles for delegates attending COP26 during the period of that Conference.

Answered on

30 November 2021

Based on available estimates of floor areas for the Blue Zone and Green Zone, energy usage amounted to approximately 900,000 kWh electrical and 2,500,000 kWh thermal. This accounts for the build, live-event, and de-rig phases of the conference.

We have estimated total emissions of 102,500t of CO2 which includes a wide range of sources – including delegate and visitor transport, accommodation, catering, energy usage, and policing and security impacts. COP26 will be a carbon neutral event, achieved through mitigating impacts in delivery and then offsetting unavoidable emissions.

Regarding flights, this data will be forthcoming from UNFCCC and will inform our final carbon reporting.

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