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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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​Government sidesteps difficult aviation CO2 emissions question in response to Committee on Climate Change

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ​Government sidesteps difficult aviation CO2 emissions question in response to Committee on Climate Change Aviation Environment Federation (AEF)[1] is very concerned that the Government made no commitment in today’s (15th Oct) response [2] to the Committee …

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Government must curb growing aviation demand to meet CO2 targets, warns climate committee

The Government has until 2016 to set out an effective plan for limiting aviation emissions, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said today. The UK’s official advisory body on delivery of the Climate Change Act used its 5th ‘Progress Report’ to Government to highlight the need for action on aviation, including constraints on demand.

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Runway recommendation under threat by Climate Committee report: Aviation Environment Federation comment

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Runway recommendation under threat by Climate Committee report: Aviation Environment Federation comment On the eve of the Airports Commission’s runway recommendation, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today told Government it has until 2016 to set out an …

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Aviation emissions to soar under Airports Commission proposals, new AEF report shows

With the Airports Commission expected to announce by the end of this month its recommendation for expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick, AEF has published a new report showing why a new runway at either airport would be incompatible with climate change …

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Climate change committee: is airport expansion viable when emissions are capped?

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has written to the Airports Commission in response to the recent consultation on shortlisted expansion options at Heathrow and Gatwick. The letter reiterates the Committee’s earlier recommendation that the Airports Commission’s economic analysis of …

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