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Rule out expansion options on air quality grounds: our response to the Airports Commission

In our response to the Airports Commission’s air quality consultation, we argue that the evidence produced by the Commission suggests all expansion options should be ruled out on air quality grounds. The Commission’s consultation contained the results of dispersal modelling, …

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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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Briefing: Is a new runway compatible with UK climate policy?

Our new policy briefing examines whether a new runway is compatible with climate commitments and considers what options would be available to a future Government if a new runway is built in order to ensure that the aviation sector plays its part in emissions reductions

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Joint NGO policy proposals for a sustainable future aviation strategy

Environmental organisations have major concerns that airport expansion in the South East could lead to serious negative environmental impacts including increased levels of aircraft noise, loss of ancient and valuable habitats and risk to national climate targets. Therefore, the Aviation Environment Federation has led a …

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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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The implications of South East expansion for regional airports

The AEF has published a new report, entitled ‘The Implications of South East Expansion for Regional Airports’ which considers the implications of building a new runway in the South East for regional airports. It would be impossible to build an additional runway in the South East and keep aviation emissions consistent with meeting UK climate targets, without cutting airport capacity elsewhere.

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Briefing: should the UK build a new runway?

We are publishing a series of briefings about the Airports Commission’s work. Our first briefing looks at whether the Airports Commission’s new runway recommendation was a foregone conclusion, highlights important uncertainties about the Commission’s claims on both economics and environmental impacts, gives an overview of the Commission’s work so far and outlines their next steps.

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