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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?
Jun 5 2009
PRESS RELEASE The high level advisory group responsible for drawing up plans to tackle the growth in emissions from international aviation has failed to agree any binding targets for the sector.
Mar 11 2009
PRESS RELEASE For immediate use A new study of the employment provided by airports and airlines from the economist Brendon Sewill concludes that the Government should stop giving people false hopes about the number of jobs which would be created …
Oct 7 2008
Press release International aviation should form part of the UK’s climate strategy, but need not be included in the 5-yearly budgets that will constrain UK emissions under the Climate Change Bill, says the Government’s advisory body.
Jul 18 2008
Press Release Thursday 17th July 2008 Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the UN IPCC, challenges UK businesses to change behaviour – a message endorsed by influential Westminster politicians and environment groups.
Jul 9 2008
Press release Aviation emissions are set to soar, but a new EU agreement supposed to tackle them will have little impact on the sector’s growing carbon footprint, say campaigners. A deal approved today by the European Parliament will, from 2012, …
May 23 2008
Position paper In December 2006 the European Commission proposed a Directive for inclusion of aviation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme. Political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers is required for the proposal to become law. …
Apr 24 2008
Press Release For immediate release – Thursday 24th April . Climate change emissions, airport noise and local air pollution all head alarmingly upwards: suppressed report uses US, European and UK Government-linked regulator databases. A report submitted to the 7th US/Europe …
Apr 21 2008
Position statement The government published forecasts for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Nov 2007. The forecasts are in the document UK air passenger demand and carbon dioxide forecasts, which was published at the same time as the Heathrow expansion consultation …
Jan 21 2008
Position statement The government published, at the same time as the Heathrow consultation, new forecasts for passenger demand in Nov 2007 (‘UK air passenger demand and carbon dioxide forecasts’).
Nov 10 2007
Press release New Study Confirms Airport Neighbours’ Claims 2 November 2007 – for immediate release