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Government must prove that Heathrow expansion won’t breach climate legislation, say official climate advisers

The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, this week challenged the Government to come up with an answer on aviation emissions if it wants to go ahead with Heathrow expansion. Deben set out the Committee’s concerns in …

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Government approves fifth carbon budget but no aviation emissions plan

The Government has today (30th June) approved the fifth carbon budget recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Each carbon budget covers a period of four years; the fifth budget will be from 2028-2032 (see GOV.UK website). The budgets ensure …

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Aviation emissions must be accounted for in carbon budgets, AEF tells parliamentary committee

The Energy and Climate Select Committee has published evidence submitted in response to its inquiry into the fifth carbon budget. AEF’s response argues for the importance of accounting for aviation emissions in carbon budgets, as recommended by the Committee on Climate Change …

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Infographic: Why airport expansion risks the UK’s climate change commitments

Our new infographic outlines why expanding Heathrow or Gatwick would make it very challenging for aviation emissions to be constrained to the level in 2050 recommended by the Committee on Climate Change. If the aviation sector misses its target, the wider economy would be …

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Briefing: Is a new runway compatible with UK climate policy?

Our new policy briefing examines whether a new runway is compatible with climate commitments and considers what options would be available to a future Government if a new runway is built in order to ensure that the aviation sector plays its part in emissions reductions

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The implications of South East expansion for regional airports

The AEF has published a new report, entitled ‘The Implications of South East Expansion for Regional Airports’ which considers the implications of building a new runway in the South East for regional airports. It would be impossible to build an additional runway in the South East and keep aviation emissions consistent with meeting UK climate targets, without cutting airport capacity elsewhere.

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Heathrow submits new scheme for a third runway

Heathrow Airport submitted their scheme today and while the updated scheme contains new proposals intended to deal with environmental issues, such as a congestion charge to deal with air pollution, and a large compensation package to deal with noise, many of the issues we raised when the last proposal was submitted are still valid.

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