Aug 17 2015
The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.
Jun 30 2015
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.
Jun 19 2015
With the Airports Commission expected to announce by the end of this month its recommendation for expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick, AEF has published a new report showing why a new runway at either airport would be incompatible with climate change …
Jun 3 2015
The Airports Commission will soon publish its final recommendations on a new runway in the South East, whether at Heathrow or Gatwick. A new runway at either airport would present significant environmental challenges which our new briefing considers.
May 29 2015
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, …
Feb 4 2015
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.
Dec 19 2014
Our new briefing sets out the issue of air pollution around Heathrow and Gatwick, the work done so far by the Airports Commission and the remaining gaps. Key points of the briefing: Air pollution is described by the World Health Organisation as …
Dec 6 2014
We have published our annual report for 2014 where we look back over the past 12 months at what we’ve achieved and the challenges ahead.
Oct 7 2014
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
Sep 29 2014
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 …