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Category Name: Growth

‘Dutch cabinet should stop growth of Schiphol’

Dutch politicians must withstand the pressure from Schiphol By: Pieter Klok, commentator of De Volkskrant, a leading Dutch newspaper, April 3 The verb ‘to schiphol’ gets a new meaning. Until recently, the word stood for ‘adjusting the calculation method so that the noise pollution disappears as if by magic and the airport can continue to […]

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Residents of Gavà protest against growth El Prat

The Association of Neighbours of Gavà Mar (AVVGM) defends the quality of life of the citizens near the airport of Barcelona, El Prat. They protest against the statements of the president of Vueling, Javier Sánchez-Prieto, who wants to break the environmental restrictions of the airport Barcelona-El Prat. The airport has grown from 32 to 47 […]

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Heathrow consultation: beware of tacit agreement

The No 3rd Runway Coalition is very critical of the current consultation on Heathrow’s runway plans. People are advised, if they send in a response, to make sure their submission is not taken as tacit agreement with the 3rd runway. The operation of Heathrow airport currently exposes hundreds of thousands of people to the intolerable, […]

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Petition against growth of Schiphol Airport

On February 7 citizens around Schiphol presented a petition to the Dutch parliament’s Lower Chamber WE Residents Environment Schiphol ASCERTAIN The development of Schiphol is not in balance with the environment because Schiphol Airport grows faster than agreed, while the noise abatement remains; From the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) shows that instead of a spectacular […]

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The elephants in the room

Aviation is not included in the discussion at COP 21! Although aviation plans to double its traffic in the next 20 years, there is no agreement on the reduction of its emissions and there will not be one at COP 21 as is has been excluded from the talks. UECNA supports Transport & Environment’s action which […]

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Transport white paper – midterm assessment

Presentation of the midterm assessment   On 12 November 2015, the European Commission presented the public study at midterm of the 2011 transport white paper. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc opened the meeting by recalling the five core areas of the white paper (i) a single transport market, (ii) an internal market, (iii) sustainable transport, (iv) smart transport and […]

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AirportWatch October 2015 News Bulletin

The october edition of AirportWatch News Bulletin reports what has been happening lately about the 3rd runway at Heathrow airport. Here's what you'll find inside: Page 1 - Huge rally against Heathrow 3rd runway demonstrates intense cross-party opposition in London - Top Civil Servant, Sir Jeremy Heywood, ‘warned ministers not to comment’ on Heathrow runway [...]
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UK – AirportWatch Europe

Funded in 2000, Airportwatch is an umbrella organisation campaigning for a sustainable and equitable aviation policy in Europe. Airportwatch can count on powerful organisations like Aviation Environment Federation, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF UK to cite a few… for support in the struggle. Airport watch produces news bulletins every 6 weeks or so to […]

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