28th April, 2023
A group of NGOs have written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Transport expressing concerns about the Government’s proposals for a ‘zero emissions airport’ target. The signatories of the letter include AEF, Possible, T&E, Green Alliance, Opportunity Green, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Campaign for Better Transport.
The letter argues that using the phrase ‘zero emissions airport’ gives the misleading impression that all aviation emissions will be zero emission by 2040. In reality, the proposed target would not include the emissions from flights, despite these being responsible for 95% of airports’ total emissions.
We jointly call upon the Government to take the following steps:
AEF’s full commentary on the proposals, which are out for consultation until 2nd May, is here