“Possible” campaign legally challenging government’s “Jet Zero” strategy

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“Possible” campaign legally challenging government’s “Jet Zero” strategy

“Possible” campaign legally challenging government’s “Jet Zero” strategy
2022-10-23 09:21:00
The government has no proper aviation policy, with just unrealistic aspirations  in its “Jet Zero Strategy” for the sector to be able to reduce its carbon emissions (and other climate impacts) using technologies that are either unproven or cannot be scaled up to the necessary extent.  It will not try to limit demand for air travel.  Now the climate campaign, Possible, has lodged a judicial review claim against the government because their “Jet Zero” strategy would fail to reduce aviation’s climate impacts in line with the UK’s emissions commitments and would encourage a huge increase in flights.  The Climate Change Committee, in their most recent 2022 progress report to Parliament, stated that the government needs to “implement a policy to manage aviation demand as soon as possible”. Reducing the number of flights and passengers is the only reliable way to cut the climate impact of UK aviation.  The grounds of Possible’s legal claim include the strategy’s failure to ensure that it would enable the UK’s carbon budgets to be met and, and this risks the UK failing to achieve net zero. Also that the government did not take the advice of the Climate Change Committee, and it did not consult on demand management. The campaign, GALBA, is also challenging the government over the strategy. .Tweet   We’re taking the government to court 20th October 2022 From the Possible campaign The government’s dangerous plans for aviation won’t do anything to bring down emissions. We’ve tried everything else, and this is the only option left. We’ve lodged a judicial review claim against the government because their “Jet Zero” strategy to decarbonise aviation would fail to reduce aviation’s climate impacts in line with the UK’s emissions commitments and would encourage a huge increase in flights. When the plan was published, it was described as an “abdication of responsibility” that avoided “answering the difficult questions” and relied too heavily on “pie-in-the-sky technologies”. The Climate Change Committee, in their most recent 2022 progress report to Parliament, stated that the government needs to “implement a policy to manage aviation demand as soon as possible”. If w

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