International Aviation & Shipping Review

Aviation and Shipping Apr 2012

Scope of carbon budgets – Statutory advice on inclusion of international aviation and shipping

Our report concludes that international aviation and shipping emissions need to be formally included in carbon budgets.  Emissions from these sectors were initially left out of carbon budgets (and the 2050 target) when the Climate Change Act became law.  However, they have been informally included in the 2050 target, for example, as set out in the Government’s November 2011 Carbon Plan.  Under the Act, a decision on the inclusion of IA&S is required by the end of 2012.  Formal inclusion of these emissions will ensure a more transparent, comprehensive and flexible accounting framework under the Climate Change Act and provide more certainty for the future.

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The 2050 target – achieving an 80% reduction including emissions from international aviation and shipping

This technical report accompanies our statutory advice on including aviation and shipping in carbon budgets and the 2050 target.  It sets out our scenarios for how the 2050 target to reduce emissions by 80% relative to 1990 levels can be achieved with international aviation and shipping included – these scenarios increase confidence that the target can be delivered and at a cost previously accepted by Parliament.

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Supporting research