Motion ref. S6M-00345
Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Friday, June 11, 2021
Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Alexander Burnett, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Emma Roddick, Paul Sweeney
That the Parliament congratulates Loganair's launch of its GreenSkies environmental programme, which commits Loganair to becoming fully carbon neutral by 2040; understands that Loganair is the UK's first regional airline to make this commitment; commends the project, which will introduce carbon offsets to remove the same amount of carbon from the environment as that generated by every Loganair flight; further understands that a £1 Carbon Offset charge will be included in the ticket price for every customer’s flight, directly acknowledging the cost of flying and its environmental impact; applauds the project’s plan to fund initiatives such as reforestation projects and sustainable technologies, helping to achieve carbon neutral flying, and looks forward to live trials taking place in the Orkney Islands this summer on developmental aircraft powered by hydrogen and renewable electricity.