However, the British Air Transport Association said targeting UK air travel alone would have little impact. The government has said it wants aviation included in the next round of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Carbon dioxide emissions from aviation doubled during the 1990s while those from the rest of the economy fell.
Currently, aircraft produce about 5.5% of UK emissions.
The report says that without new policies, they will account for about a quarter of the national total in 2050.
Posted on 17th October 2006
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