WWF-UK Responds to expansion of London City Airport

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Following news that the Government has approved expansion of London City Airport, WWF-UK Climate and Aviation Specialist responds

James Beard WWF-UK Climate and Aviation Specialist commented, “It is reckless and irresponsible for the Government to keep on expanding UK airport capacity without having a robust and credible plan to tackle the polluting emissions of all these extra flights. This announcement ignores the environmental costs of airports expansion, putting even greater pressure on our domestic and international commitments to tackle climate change. The Government must secure a strong international agreement on aviation emissions through the UN aviation agency ICAO this autumn, and limit aviation emissions to safe levels.”