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Nicola Sturgeon's carbon footprint on her recent trip to the US: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.


Information requested

What actions, if any, has the Scottish Government taken or planning to take in relation to the carbon offsetting of Nicola Sturgeon's recent transatlantic flights to and from the United States of America for her May 2022 visit

Response

A carbon emission levy is collected against air travel on a journey by journey basis. The levy aims to compensate for the carbon that our business travel generates. It raises funds that are put into projects that will remove the same amount of carbon from the atmosphere.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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