30 Oct '17, 7pm

Aviation policy: Darkening skies - my latest blog for Campaign For Better Transport

Aviation policy: Darkening skies - my latest blog for Campaign For Better Transport

Along with campaign groups ranging from the Aviation Environment Federation to the RSPB, we recently responded to 'Beyond the Horizon' , the Government's call for evidence on its aviation strategy. The Government's paper is not a neutral call for evidence: it sets out priorities for the strategy, which follow an alarming trend set by the Draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) back in May this year. Carbon emissions from transport are rising, and the UK's carbon budget is already off track. Aviation already accounts for 8 per cent of total UK emissions, and as other sectors decarbonise, it will become more significant still. Yet at present neither the NPS nor the aviation strategy sets any upper limits for CO2 emissions. Instead, the paper says “On climate change, which is a global rather than a local environmental issue, the government's position is that action to ...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/better-transport/d...

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