All AEF Press Releases are displayed here. For press enquiries, please contact James on 07908712816 or the office on 020 7248 2223.
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?
Jul 5 2011
PRESS RELEASE Embargoed until 00:01 5th July 2011 Leading environmental organisations will make their case at the European Court of Justice today (5 July) emphasising that all airlines should be included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
May 17 2011
POSITION PAPER The EU issued a consultation paper in December 2010 on VAT. AEF’s response (see below) argues that VAT should be charged on air travel.
Apr 28 2011
Press release 28.4.11 Aviation taxes investigated by Parliamentary Committee
Mar 23 2011
PRESS RELEASE – 23.3.11 AEF has commented on the budget statement of 23rd March 2011.
Nov 10 2010
AEF responded to the online EU consultation on slot allocation which closed on 30th Oct 2010. While AEF’s response is not strictly a ‘position paper’, it shows clearly our views on slot allocation and auctioning.
Oct 12 2010
The AEF attended the Assembly as part of the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA), together with representatives from Transport & Environment (T&E) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The AEF and T&E have issued the following press release.
May 27 2010
PRESS RELEASE 27 May 2010, For immediate release London – A transatlantic coalition of environmental groups today joined an action at the UK High Court to defend Europe’s right to tackle carbon emissions from foreign aircraft that visit Europe.
May 21 2010
PRESS RELEASE 21.05.10 The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) has welcomed the Con-Lib coalition statement which confirms that there will be no new runway at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted. AEF also welcomes the change in how aviation will be taxed. [note]
Feb 8 2010
PRESS RELEASE 08.02.10 Airport ‘noise action plans’ will fail to tackle impacts on local communities, a study by environmental campaigners has found.
Dec 8 2009
PRESS RELEASE Committee on Climate Change advice to meet UK carbon targets: slash passenger numbers, cut flights, raise ticket prices, boost rail and video-conferencing