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Government must prove that Heathrow expansion won’t breach climate legislation, say official climate advisers

The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, this week challenged the Government to come up with an answer on aviation emissions if it wants to go ahead with Heathrow expansion. Deben set out the Committee’s concerns in …

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International aviation climate policy failing to deliver on emissions, say scientists

Policies to limit aviation emissions are “woefully inadequate” according to a recent paper written by Dr Alice Bows-Larkin of the Tyndell Centre for climate research. The study concludes that the only realistic way of ensuring that international aviation plays its part in emissions reductions is to manage passenger demand.

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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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New Airports Commission paper questions future growth of regional airports

The Airports Commission’s new evidence paper looks at the trends in UK regional airports and the wider airport network. It also considers that there is a limited role to play of Airport Passenger Duty and the new Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Our comment considers the implications of a new runway in the South East for regional airports in the context of a carbon cap.

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Heathrow and Gatwick battle it out in the media but is either environmentally deliverable?

Gatwick and Heathrow have been building up to this week for some time so that they could submit their updated proposals for a new runway to the government-appointed Airports Commission. They have done their best to keep the media interested …

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