Controls on aviation emissions sought

Aviation in Britain could emit more CO2 by 2050 than the government's 2050 target for the whole country, policy think tank IPPR warned yesterday. The group called for aircraft CO2 to be included in international emissions trading. It urged introduction of a European emissions charges to combat condensation trails and nitrogen oxide emissions, ear-marking of revenue from take-off and landing charges for public transport, and more protection for wildlife when airports are developed. The group's intervention anticipates an official white paper on aviation and environment due out soon (EED 17/03/03). See press release.

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