FLY LESS campaign from Stansted Airport Watch

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FLY LESS campaign from Stansted Airport Watch

FLY LESS campaign from Stansted Airport Watch
2021-11-06 18:12:00
To coincide with the start of the COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow, Stansted Airport Watch (‘SAW’) is launching its “Fly Less” campaign.  Aviation currently accounts for around 9.4% of UK territorial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – about 38.5 MtCO2 in 2019 out of around 410 Mt CO2.  On present trends aviation could be the largest single source of UK CO2 emissions by 2050.  Stansted is (or was in 2019) the largest single source of CO2 emissions in the East of England.  The Government’s independent advisor, the Climate Change Committee, has called for a slowdown in the level of air travel and a freeze on UK airport expansion until the aviation sector can show a significant reduction in its CO2 emissions. But so far the Government has rejected this call, or any attempts at behaviour change, and is instead putting its faith in technological solutions.  SAW’s ‘Fly Less’ campaign will be  publicised on its website and social media, supported by posters, banners and car window stickers.  SAW will also be writing to the chairmen of the FTSE top 100 UK companies, encouraging businesses to play their part by reducing business flights, which emit far more carbon per seat than economy flights. .Tweet   FLY LESS campaign from Stansted Airport Watch 30th October 2020 From Stansted Airport Watch To coincide with the start of the crucially-important COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow, Stansted Airport Watch (‘SAW’) is launching its “Fly Less” campaign. [Note 1] Aviation currently accounts for around 9.4% of UK territorial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and on present trends could be the largest single source of UK CO2 emissions by 2050. [Note 2] Heathrow is already said to be the UK’s largest single source of CO2 emissions and Stansted Airport is understood to be the largest single source of CO2 emissions in the East of England. The difficulty of decarbonising air travel is widely acknowledged and, whilst technological

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