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Department for Work and Pensions: UN Climate Change Conference 2021

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 80478, tabled on 23 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 75126 on UN Climate Conference 2021: Government, how many Ministers in her Department travelled to COP26 by airplane.

Answered on

1 December 2021

The Secretary of State travelled to COP 26 on a commercial flight which used sustainable aviation fuel. This fuel is produced from sustainable feedstocks including waste cooking oil and other (non-palm) waste oils, and also from landfill material. It provides at least a 70% reduction in carbon emissions compared to traditional jet fuel.

Any unavoidable carbon emissions from COP26 will be offset, including those associated with travel.