Expansion of English airports could threaten climate commitments – report

Expansion of English airports could threaten climate commitments – report

Impact on climate of expansion plans at regional airports has been underestimated, report finds

The climate impact of expansion plans at regional airports in England has been dramatically underestimated and would threaten the UK’s legally binding commitments, according to a report published ahead of a key summit later this year.

The study from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) calculated that proposals to expand four airports in England will lead to an increase in emissions up to eight times higher than previously claimed.

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