The UK government’s climate change bill does not currently include most greenhouse gas emissions from UK aviation. It also allows reduction targets to be met by buying carbon credits. WDM calls on the UK government to include international aviation emissions in the bill’s reduction targets. We also call on the government to make the targets for the climate change bill only apply to emission reductions in the UK, rather than through buying carbon credits from abroad. Unless these two loopholes are closed, the climate change bill will not set a framework for creating a low carbon economy in the UK.
Mind the gap - Why the UK climate change bill will not reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions.