CCC warns BEIS on Heathrow aviation carbon emissions

The CCC has warned the government that it must explain how the business case for a new runway at Heathrow implying increased emissions is consistent with the fifth carbon budget

Higher emissions from the new runway at Heathrow would put extreme pressure on the fifth carbon budget without more reductions from aviation, warns CCC. Photograph: Philipus/123RFA third runway at Heathrow Airport could breach greenhouse gas emissions limits for aviation, forcing other sectors of the economy to compensate, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned.

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