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CO2 Emissions: Airlines

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to encourage airlines to take responsibility to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. (190989)

We have a comprehensive strategy: supporting the development and application of new aircraft technology, making gains in air traffic control systems, encouraging more efficient practices, and promoting market-based measures such as emissions trading. Airlines have a strong incentive to minimise fuel use, which would be strengthened by proposals in the Government’s consultation on Aviation Duty.