Report finds Heathrow is world’s 2nd most polluting airport (after…

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Report finds Heathrow is world’s 2nd most polluting airport (after…

Report finds Heathrow is world’s 2nd most polluting airport (after Dubai)
2021-09-28 22:22:00
London’s 6 airports make it the most polluting city by aviation emissions, according to a new interactive tool and accompanying report. The tool allows users to explore emissions data for the world’s airports. It shows Heathrow is the 2nd highest-emitting airport in the world, (after Dubai) and accounts for two thirds of the aviation carbon from the London area.  It is (2019) the single biggest polluter in the UK.  The authors of the report, by Transport & Environment, ODI and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), said they hoped its findings would support challenges to airport expansion and force a “focus on the infrastructure that enables air travel and leads to more CO2 emissions in future decades”.  The report shows that 86 of the 100 most polluting airports are located in the Global North – and that about 1% of the global population responsible for over 50% of all aviation-related CO2 emissions. But the climate impact of air travel is not only from the fuel burned, but also the non-CO2 warming impacts, including the insulating effect of contrails.  The report says the global aviation sector was responsible for 2.5% of global CO2 emissions in 2018, with total emissions increasing by 5% annually in the 5 years before that. .Tweet     Heathrow Found to be World’s Second Most Polluting Airport in New Report The UK capital’s six airports make it the most polluting city by aviation emissions, according to a new interactive tool allowing users to explore emissions data for the world’s airports. By Theodore Whyte (DeSmog) Sep 28, 2021 London Heathrow is the second highest-emitting airport in the world, with its passengers contributing as much to climate change as four coal-fired power plants, new research shows. The UK capital’s six airports make it the most polluting city by aviation emissions, responsible for 23.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019, the report found. Heathrow accounts for more than two thirds of the city’s aviation emissions and is second only to Dubai International globally, despite efforts to paint the west London airport as environmentally-friendly. The authors of the report, by Transport & Environment, ODI and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), said they hoped its findings would support cha

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