Environment, pollution and climate change

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Find out about how atmospheric pollution from airports - including Newcastle Airport - affects the air you breathe.  And it isn't just about aircraft and the flights they make

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The UK is the 4th highest emitter of CO2 from aviation in the world.  In a climate emergency, real carbon zero action is essential.  However, Newcastle Airport’s recent Net Zero Carbon 2035 policy (here) falls far short.  Why?

  • There are no measurable targets and no detailed plan

  • 2035 is far too late

  • It is about the Airport company only.

  • It excludes aircraft operators and airlines.

  • It excludes on-site tenants, franchisees and service providers 

  • The Airport’s 2035 growth plan, if achieved, would  wipe out any benefits

 

See our detailed response here 

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An offer to plant trees to offset carbon emissions isn’t a solution – it’s a licence to continue with business as usual. Planting trees is called offsetting (carbon).  Offsetting’s real power is to provide not a climate solution, but a social licence to continue with business as usual. 

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The UK aviation sector has massive expansion plans, that would take its carbon emissions way above even a generous future cap. more... 

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