Green Light for More Noise and Pollution

Following the announcement that the main shareholders in Birmingham Airport will sanction the investment in the extension of the runway at the airport Joe Peacock of Birmingham Friends of the Earth said: “Given the consent that was given to the planning application...

The Problem

Civil aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of human greenhouse gas emissions and airports generate noise, air pollution and traffic congestion. If we take into account radiative forcing (the extra impact of emissions released high in the atmosphere and all...

The Solution

Aircraft manufacturers can deliver quieter, less polluting planes but the government must review its aviation policy to prevent the unrestricted growth in flights cancelling out the environmental benefits of new technology. There needs to be a new evidence-based...

Take Action

Help local groups oppose airport expansion proposals in your area and lobby your MP for an national policy that limits aviation growth so that we can still meet our legally-binding commitments in the Climate Change Act. Also, get involved to ensure the local and...

Airport’s New Greenwash

Responding to Birmingham Airport’s proud declaration that it is going to save 22 tonnes of CO2 a year by installing solar panels on its terminal roof, Birmingham Friends of the Earth campaigner Joe Peacock said: “These savings need to be put into context....