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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?
Dec 16 2013
In advance of the launch of the Airports Commission’s Interim Report, this briefing poses three tests to judge the report against. The tests focus on what Sir Howard Davies described in October as potential constraints on expansion – climate change and noise, as well as the economic basis of the argument for expansion.
Nov 22 2013
AEF’s response to the DfT consultation Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority on Environmental Objectives Relating to the Exercise of its Air Navigation Functions, focused on aviation emissions, noise approaches and the need to manage helicopter noise. Our response highlighted the importance of the …
Nov 22 2013
AEF has submitted a response to the CAA consultation “CAP 1037 Better information about UK aviation: consultation on the CAA’s new publication duties”. Our response welcomed the CAA’s new powers and duties in relation to the environment under the Civil …
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).