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AEF highlights failure to address Heathrow emissions in Defra air quality plan

AEF has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation on its national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide. The plan was drawn up in response to a court order that ruled that the previous strategy relied on over-optimistic modelling and failed to …

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AEF responds to consultations on airspace policy and expansion

AEF has today responded to the Government’s consultations on Heathrow expansion: draft Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) and Reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. Both responses were informed by feedback from our members, including points raised during the discussion …

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Heathrow expansion irreconcilable with environmental policies, AEF tells MP committee

AEF has submitted written evidence to an inquiry into whether the Airports Commission’s recommendation to expand Heathrow Airport can be delivered without breaching Government policies on environmental impacts. The Environmental Audit Committee had asked for evidence of whether the mitigations …

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Government must curb growing aviation demand to meet CO2 targets, warns climate committee

The Government has until 2016 to set out an effective plan for limiting aviation emissions, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said today. The UK’s official advisory body on delivery of the Climate Change Act used its 5th ‘Progress Report’ to Government to highlight the need for action on aviation, including constraints on demand.

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AEF response to the Airports Commission consultation: gaping holes conceal potential environmental disaster

Our response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on shortlisted expansion options finds that there are gaping holes in the analysis by the Airports Commission but it still points to all of the options for a new runway being an environmental disaster.

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Responses to Airports Commission papers on existing and new capacity

During the summer, the Airports Commission consulted on two papers: using existing airport capacity and delivering new capacity. We summarise our responses to the two papers below. The role of regional airports AEF continues to argue that rather than building new …

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AEF response to the Airports Commission’s draft Appraisal Framework

The AEF has responded to the Airports Commission’s draft Appraisal Framework. In our response, we highlight the need for more specific and measurable objectives which relate more specifically to the appraisal modules which outline how the environmental, social and economical impacts of …

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