MPs back calls for shipping in carbon budgets

Pressure on the government to include aviation and shipping in carbon budgets has increased

The House of Commons Energy and Climate Committee has written to the government urging it to include aviation and shipping in carbon budgets.

The committee warns that the UK risks missing its target of cutting emissions by 80% by 2050 if it continues to exclude them.

It backs up recommendations made in April by the advisory Committee on Climate Change, which said the UK’s existing carbon budgets should be increased to allow for emissions from both sectors (ENDS Report 447, p 25). The government must include these sectors by the end of this year or explain to Parliament why it has not.

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