Challenging airport expansion

For the latest news and updates on recent and current airport expansion plans, visit AEF’s Airport Tracker.

In 2019 the requirement for the UK to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 (with all emissions by that date needing to be balanced by greenhouse gas removals) became law. In April 2021, the Government announced that it would set an interim target to reduce emissions by 78% below 1990 levels by 2035, and that it would accept the advice of its expert climate advisory body, the CCC, that, for the first time, the Sixth Carbon Budget should include international aviation and shipping emissions.