The United Kingdom has included airlines and sea transport in its emissions targets
Britain takes an edge over the European Union and announces restrictive measures on emissions for the aviation and shipping sectorsBecame the first major economy to include them in its national carbon budget.
Along with aviation and ships, the British government also announced that it would reduce emissions by 78% by 2035Let us all remember our ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Transport and the environment, which previously reported on the agreement of airlines to compensate for the development of carbon pollution, have reported this good news, indicating that “Emissions from aviation and shipping have increased rapidly over the last 20 years”. T&E Director of Aviation Andrew Murphy said:
“With this world-leading announcement, the UK is showing how to take responsibility for its climate impact.
The European Union can catch up by ensuring that its next package of climate measures regulates all emissions from European aviation.
The United Kingdom is the third country in the world responsible for CO2 emissions from aviation, behind the United States and China. If Britain can do this, then the EU can. “
Measures include emissions from aviation and sea transport, but T&E warns that accounting for emissions is not the same as actually reducing them. T&E UK policy officer Matt Finch said:
“This is an important step on the road to dismantle aircraft and ships. But it is necessary to have a proper account of emissions; now we need meaningful measures to prevent future emissions exceeding pre-epidemic levels. “
There is an epidemic that, if something good has happened at its most complicated moment, it has been Massive emission reductions that can be practically registered all over the world, Exposing one of the most polluted countries like China, or without any more in our country, Madrid and Barcelona, which recorded record figures.