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

16th March, 2015

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 required to make cuts beyond “the limit of what is feasible“. Making a decision on whether or not to expand South East airports therefore has significant implications for the UK’s wider climate change goals. Given that the leaders of Labour, Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have all committed to action on climate change, we are asking for people to share this infographic as widely as possible.