Government inclusion of aviation into carbon budgets heralds the beginning…

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Government inclusion of aviation into carbon budgets heralds the beginning…

Government inclusion of aviation into carbon budgets heralds the beginning of the end for fossil-fuelled aviation
2021-04-20 15:47:00
The UK is to become the first major economy to extend its legal ‘net zero’ emissions commitment to departing international flights, including international aviation and shipping in the Sixth Carbon Budget.  AEF Deputy Director Cait Hewitt said: “This should mark the beginning of the end for fossil-fuelled aviation. After many years of slipping the net when it comes to climate change, and expecting special privileges, airlines will now need to start planning for a very different future.  Including international aviation in UK climate law gives a strong message from ministers that all sectors of the UK economy need to be on the same path towards net zero emissions. Now the Government will need to make sure that’s delivered.”  The Government is expected to consult next month on what measures it plans to introduce to put aviation onto a path of cutting CO2. Options it will need to consider include the setting of annual emissions targets for airlines; a review of policy on airport expansions; and new financial measures to limit flying demand such as an air miles tax. So far, the aviation industry has primarily focused on carbon offsetting as a way to attempt to negate carbon emissions – and aspirations for low carbon flight … many years into the future. .Tweet     END OF ERA FOR FOSSIL-FUELLED AVIATION IN THE UK AS GOVERNMENT LEGISLATES TO CAP EMISSIONS FROM FLYING INTERNATIONALLY 19th April, 2021 By the Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) The UK is to become the first major economy to extend its legal ‘net zero’ emissions commitment to departing international flights, the Government is expected to announce tomorrow.  [It did make the announcement – link ] Despite decades of talk from the aviation industry about tackling the sector’s climate impacts, emissions from UK

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