The DfT’s consultation concludes:
5.1 This document sets out our proposed approach and principles to deliver the ambition of decarbonising aviation in a way that preserves the benefits of air travel and maximises the opportunities that decarbonisation can bring. To achieve this, we have set out proposed action across five different categories of measures to reduce and where possible, eliminate CO2 emissions.
5.2 The purpose is to consult widely on our approach, principles and measures, showcasing the UK as the leading voice in tackling this issue
5.3 The strategy will be informed by the responses received – a summary of responses will be published within three months of the consultation closing
We want to encourage people to take part in this consultation and in their own words provide feedback to the DfT which they must take into account.
Aviation’s impacts are not just about local noise. They include significant direct effects on the environment – through aircraft emissions, and through surface transport used by passengers and staff. But decarbonising aviation so that it can continue as normal will impact other sectors and the resource available to them to decarbonise.
The way this balances out will be crucial in the outcomes for the planet and for succeeding generations, and the influential aviation lobby is not bound to be concerned about those more holistic global factors.
Taking part in the consultation
To take part in the consultation and answer the DfT’s questions which we have listed in these pages, follow the link to the consultation website which we provide again here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/achieving-net-zero-aviation-by-2050
The GALBA briefing document, which provides valuable information to debunk the DfT’s proposals, can be found here: GALBA briefing document
It’s important if possible to respond in your own words and add your own points, otherwise what look like templated responses don’t carry the same weight. LADACAN will also provide a response on behalf of members.