Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aviation could use up more than half of the UK carbon ‘budget’ by 2050, even if the sector’s emissions growth is capped, according to analysis of the latest official climate advice by Carbon Brief. The sector’s predicted uncapped emissions for 2050 actually make up more than two-thirds (71%) of the mid-range carbon budget for 2050 if the UK is to play its part in fulfilling the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised that UK aviation emissions should be limited to no higher than 2005 levels (compared to limits to 1990 levels ...


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