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News from the AEF
from February 2015

Government projections reveal a two runway Heathrow would be second worst area for air pollution in the UK by 2030

Information published by Defra has revealed that air pollution on the A4, which is the road running along the north border of Heathrow airport, is forecast to be the second highest in the UK by 2030, and still in breach of legal limits, without building a third runway.

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Draft text for Paris climate talks calls for an aviation emissions target

The text for negotiations leading up the Paris climate change talks calls for a global emissions reduction target for aviation and shipping. This serves as a reminder to the UN body ICAO that the aviation sector has to make progress towards tackling its growing emissions.

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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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New report finds expanding Heathrow or Gatwick would reduce regional airport growth

A report by the Heathrow All Party Parliamentary Group has found that expanding Heathrow or Gatwick would only re-distribute growth away from regional airports. Growth at Heathrow would be offset by up to 28% loss in regional passengers or a reduction of 207,000 regional flights a year

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AEF response to the Airports Commission consultation: gaping holes conceal potential environmental disaster

Our response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on shortlisted expansion options finds that there are gaping holes in the analysis by the Airports Commission but it still points to all of the options for a new runway being an environmental disaster.

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