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Exhaust Emissions

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the total carbon dioxide emissions from shipping in the UK in the last 10 years; and what projection he has made of such emissions from shipping in the UK in the next (a) 10, (b) 20 and (c) 50 years. (317027)

Shipping carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the last 10 years can be found at:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/climate _chanqe/gg_emissions/uk_emissions/2008_final/2008_final.aspx

The source of the data is AEA/Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Forecasts of carbon dioxide emissions from UK domestic shipping in 2010, 2015, 2020 and 2022 were included in the Department for Transport’s “Carbon Pathways Analysis” report. This report is available to download from the Department’s website at

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/analysis.pdf

Projections of reportable carbon dioxide emissions from international shipping for all years between now and 2022 were included in HM Treasury’s “Building a low-carbon economy” report. This report is available from the HM Treasury website at

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/Budget2009/bud09_ carbon_budgets_736.pdf