UK ministry with climate remit took 612 domestic flights since 2019

UK ministry with climate remit took 612 domestic flights since 2019

FoI request shows BEIS employees and ministers took the flights after signing of net zero emissions target

Employees at the government department responsible for tackling climate change have taken 612 domestic flights since June 2019, when the UK signed the net zero emissions target into law, figures show.

Of the total flights taken – which are single journeys and do not include travel to Northern Ireland – by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 34 of them were by government ministers.

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