Sustainable expansion of aviation has yet to take off

Plans for a third Heathrow runway have led to a barrage of legal cases alleging incompatibility with pollution and carbon targets. But a move toward net zero emissions may alter the fight over flight

Paul Hatchwell
We should challenge the wisdom of one economic sector taking for granted that increases in its own emissions will be offset by other reducers – Paul Hatchwell

One of the most contentious environmental issues of our time is the debate over new airport capacity in the mid-2020s on our crowded island – and in particular whether a third runway at Heathrow can ever be sustainable.

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