What is the future for net zero shipping and aviation? EAC explores with Ministers
12 May 2022
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) holds its fifth and final evidence session considering Net Zero aviation and shipping. In the two panel session, MPs will be hearing from the Jet Zero Council and Aerospace Technology Institute before putting their findings to Ministers from the Department for Transport and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
- Parliament TV: Watch the session live
- Watch on Twitter
- Inquiry:Net zero aviation and shipping
- Environmental Audit Committee
Purpose of the session
Aviation and shipping is responsible for 7% and 3% respectively of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Both pose major challenges to emissions reductions due to their reliance on fossil fuels.
During this evidence session, MPs will be hearing more from industry on the development of zero emission flight technologies, and their evaluation of the support from the Government to help the sector decarbonise. During the second panel, MPs will be scrutinising current Government action regarding the decarbonisation of the aviation and maritime sectors, such as the role of nuclear powered ships, and explore what more the Government should be doing so that the UK can deliver on net zero.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
- Emma Gilthorpe, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Zero Council
- Sophie Lane, Chief Relationships Officer, Aerospace Technology Institute
- Robert Courts MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport
- Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Industry), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Eamonn Bierne, Deputy Director, Maritime Environment, Technology and International, Department for Transport
- Holly Greig, Deputy Director, Aviation Decarbonisation Division, Department for Transport
- Paul Griffiths, Head of Aerospace Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy