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Our policy briefs and position papers can also be found in this section.
Airports Commission policy papers
Should the UK build a new runway?
Is a new runway compatible with climate policy?
Nov 1 2013
Green groups have written to Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies challenging his view that new runway capacity is compatible with the Government’s climate change goals
Sep 30 2013
PRESS RELEASE Latest research shows that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and industry goal of carbon neutral growth in 2020 will not, as the name might suggest, neutralise aviation’s climate impact.
Aug 27 2013
A new scientific report1 released today highlights the critical importance of taking early action when implementing measures to reduce the climate impact of rapidly increasing emissions from aviation. With a decision expected shortly on how and when to tackle international …
Jul 17 2013
PRESS RELEASE Heathrow Airport has today revealed plans for a third runway with options located to the North, North West, or South West of the existing site, increasing flight numbers by more than 50% from the maximum level currently allowed. …
Jun 4 2013
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade body comprising 240 airlines worldwide, has finally acknowledged the need for a global market–based measure to reduce aviation’s contribution to climate change
Mar 22 2013
New government aviation policy no longer advocates new runways, but leaves big gaps over how noise and climate change impacts should be tackled.
Nov 12 2012
The European Commission has announced today a deferral by one year, from 2012 to 2013, for flights from and to the EU to be included into the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) (see Commission press release).
Nov 12 2012
Today’s 197th Council meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has drawn a number of relevant conclusions in relation to ‘market based measures’ (MBMs) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation.
Sep 26 2012
The Department for Transport has been given 35 days to release data requested by AEF, or else face possible high court action.
Jul 12 2012
PRESS STATEMENT The draft UK aviation policy published today sets out a range of measures for increasing the efficiency of UK aviation, as well as high level goals in relation to climate change, noise and other environmental impacts.