Serious Air Pollution at Trudeau Airport

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A recent McGill study found unusually high concentrations of potentially harmful airborne nanoparticles around the airport. It is interesting to note that citizens on the streets ask for more studies on the subject. ‘There is some hope that people become more aware of the dangers of aircraft emissions,’ says Pierre Lachapelle from Les Pollués de

ExPlane is the app to register aviation noise

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ExPlane is the app to register aviation noise with your smartphone. Available for Android en iOS via Google Play and App Store. The app registers time, date, location, noise levels and flight number of the plane that causes the noise above your head. See explane.org for more information.

Here’s how to green ticket taxes for flights

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Transport & Environment, 12 December 2018, Brussels Flight ticket taxes which were first introduced solely to raise revenue can be restructured to deliver greater environmental benefits, a new independent study has found. From taxing the carbon content of fuels to charging planes based on their fuel efficiency, EU governments have several options to encourage airlines

UECNA and T&E connected with EASA

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UECNA and Transport & Environment had a very constructive consultative meeting with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) today. Together with T&E we want to exert influence on environment matters at all levels to improve the situation for the communities around airports. At this first meeting UECNA was represented by his president Dominique Lazarski, Transport &

EU Commission has doubts about ICAO’s CO2 reduction

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The Commission published its long term emission reduction strategy today, beginning a process which will end with adoption by member states in May, and which will then inform the new Commission which takes office in late 2019. The 2011 was hugely influential in the resulting legislation, and we expected this strategy to have a similar

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Our campaigning friends at Ciampino Airport have had a real success. The authorities have said that by 2020 commercial flights must reduce by 33% and that from December this year there must be no night flights between 23:00 to 06:00. Many of you will know that the campaigners have been arguing for years that the

50 Years fighting aircraft noise

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On October 20th 2018, a conference was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of UECNA, with the participation of representatives of many European organizations against aircraft noise. President Dominique Lazarski, in her speech explained what UECNA is, analysing its triple role by representing citizens in organizations that UECNA participates: in the European

More people suffer aircraft noise than expected

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‘Far more people suffer aircraft noise nuisance than officials acknowledge’ is the header of a 29 October article on DutchNews.nl. For example, Schiphol Airport estimates 19,500 people have seriously disturbed sleep because of low flying planes, but the new report says 40,000 people are affected. (By the way: 1.950 should already be unacceptable. And what

Are people getting more annoyed by aircraft?

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The recent WHO publication setting out its new recommended noise guidelines seems to suggest we are more highly annoyed by aircraft noise than we were 20 years ago. . John Stewart wrote a short paper to discover whether that is actually the case and, if it is so, what the reasons are for it. .

Successful 50th anniversary meeting

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UECNA has existed for 50 years. In that time aviation has grown dramatically.  UECNA is the only Europe-wide body representing the interests of residents.  We will continue to lobby and campaign on the issues of noise, air pollution and climate change.  We will learn the lessons of the past as we build our strategy for