Minister for Climate Change travel costs (FOI)
Minister for Climate Change travel costs (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 24 January 2023.
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What were the costs incurred by taxpayer’s (air fares, hotels, other expenses) of the minister for climate change attending conferences in Egypt in November and Switzerland in December?
What class of travel?
How much carbon dioxide did those flights led to?
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Cost of travel to COP 27 (FOI)
For the Minister’s trip to Switzerland to attend the UN/ OECD Global Partnership for Effective (Sustainable) Development’s Effective Development Cooperation International Summit 2022, the only expenses paid for by the Government of Jersey were £9.65 for refreshments and £381.88 in hotel costs. Other costs, including air fares, were met by the Minister herself.
The flights were Economy, although paid for by the Minister herself.
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