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Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the annual carbon dioxide emissions of dedicated air freight traffic within the UK; and if he will make a statement. (242222)

Estimates for the annual carbon dioxide emissions of dedicated air freight within the UK are obtained from The Department for Transport’s 2007 publication “UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts”, this is available on the DFT website, at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/environmentalissues/ukairdemandandco2forecasts/

Table G.10: ‘CO2 emissions at airport level 2005 and 2030’ estimates total CO2 emissions from dedicated air freight flights departing UK airports in 2005 to be 0.6MTCO2. This estimate includes all dedicated air freight flights departing UK airports, not just flights operating from one UK airport to another.