Government told it has to curb aviation emissions to meet net zero climate target

The growth in demand for flights must be curbed to tackle greenhouse gas emissions as part of the UK’s climate targets, government advisers have said. Extra levies on those who fly frequently, reformed taxes or a price on carbon and management of the amount of airport capacity in the UK are among the potential measures suggested by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). They are needed to limit the growth in demand for flights to no more than 25 per cent above current levels by 2050 as part of efforts to…