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UK 'failing on greenhouse gases'

10th December 2004

The UK is set to miss a key target on cutting greenhouse gases, Tony Blair has admitted. The prime minister said the UK was not expected to meet its pledge to cut carbon dioxide emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by 2010. But significantly, emissions from aviation are excluded from these targets. If they were included, the UK's performance would be seen to be worse. Emissions from aircraft are set to nearly double by 2010 compared with 1990 levels.

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GreenSkies Press Release - Europe wins battle of the skies at UN ICAO

20th October 2004

Press Release - for immediate use 1Oth October 2004
US anti-climate change action campaign halted by strong UK, Dutch and collective EU/Europe-wide pressure
The 35th triennial UN ICAO Assembly in Montreal ended Friday 8th October 2004 by agreeing a complex resolution that allows Europe a mandate to impose a tough, comprehensive environmental protection regime for air transport that could include taxing aviation fuel, en-route emissions charges and a mandatory emissions trading scheme throughout its member states. These fiscal measures would be aimed at controlling and reducing the growing climate change impacts of aircraft exhaust emissions by internalising the external costs of climate change, effectively adding a climate change levy in one form or another to airline ticket prices.

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UK Government reaction to Assembly outcome on market-based options

20th October 2004

Department for Transport News Release 2004/0127: (8th October 2004)
Outcome of ICAO Assembly on Environmental Matters

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Pollution charges loom

20th October 2004

Flight International (19-25 October 2004)
by David Learmount

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