15th July, 2009
Tim Johnson has spent much of the past fortnight at an all-week meeting of CAEP (pronounced ‘cape’) – the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation, to discuss the committee’s work programme for the next three years. Representing a global coalition of NGOs, Tim gave presentations on the need for aircraft CO2 standards, and on methodologies for calculating emissions.
Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, which produces briefings for MPs on public policy issues in science and technology, has published a briefing on environmental noise, following input from AEF that covered both technical issues relating to aircraft noise and our members’ experience.
And we’ve had a meeting with the Environmental Law Foundation to discuss the impact of aircraft noise on children’s health, and how outdoor learning in particular is affected by being under a flight path.