COP26: airport campaigners to protest at 10 UK airports, against…

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COP26: airport campaigners to protest at 10 UK airports, against…

COP26: airport campaigners to protest at 10 UK airports, against aviation expansion and greenwash
2021-11-05 22:39:00
To remind everyone, during the COP26 talks in Glasgow, that aviation is a huge climate problem, aviation campaigners are planning to protest at Bristol, Doncaster-Sheffield, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, London-City, Luton, Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton airports from 11am on Saturday 6th.  The action has been organised by Stay Grounded (a global network of more than 160 member organisations promoting alternatives to aviation to address climate change) – as part of the COP26 Coalition Global Action Days.  Stay Grounded and the many UK protests, are calling for the halt of airport expansion.  The Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK government’s advisors, have recommended that there should be no further airport expansion, unless some airport capacity closes – but government has ignored this.  Stay Grounded is also asking for an end to the “greenwashing” of aviation, and false hopes being placed in uncertain techno-fixes such as “sustainable” aviation fuel (SAF).  The CCC has warned that SAF and other small technology changes will not be able to reduce aviation CO2 enough. .Tweet   COP26: CLIMATE ACTIVISTS TO TARGET 10 UK AIRPORTS THIS WEEKEND TO PROTEST EXPANSION ‘Any emissions reductions from technological developments will be eaten up by plans for expansion of the sector,’ says Safe Landing By Helen Coffey (The Independent) 3.11.2021 Climate activists will target 10 UK airports this weekend to protest proposed expansion. Campaigners are planning to protest at Bristol, Doncaster-Sheffield, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, London-City, Luton, Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton airports from 11am on Saturday. The action has been organised by Stay Grounded – a global network of more than 160 member organisations promoting alternatives to aviation to address climate change – as part of the COP26 Coalition Global Action Days, and is calling for the halt of airport expansion and for an end to the “greenwashing” of aviation. Recommendations from the government advisory body the Climate Change Committee (CCC)

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