June 19, 2009
The AEF gave evidence at the House of Commons Transport Select Committee on 18th June.
The session was called ‘The future of aviation’ and there were 4 ‘witnesses’ present: Andrew Lee of the Sustainable Development Commission, Peter Lockley of World-wide Fund for Nature (previously of AEF), Brian Ross of Stop Stansted Expansion (economics) and Jeff Gazzard of AEF.
The witnesses had all provided written evidence to the committee. The session consisted of the MPs asking them about issues in their evidence and about any other issues the MPs wished to raise.
A range of subjects were discussed, but the main ones were economic benefits (or not) of air travel, the CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions of aviation and whether limitations on flying would impact on poorer people.
A video of the session can be seen at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=4361