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Aviation Emissions

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what definition he uses of attributable to the UK in the context of carbon emissions from aircraft; what other definitions he has considered; and if he will make a statement. (115621)

Forecasts set out in The Future of Air Transport White Paper assume that the UK takes responsibility for emissions from all departing flights.

Emissions from international flights do not currently count in the national inventories of greenhouse gas emissions, there being no international agreement yet on ways of allocating such emissions.