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

Radically cleaner air travel possible but…

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… governments need to act now. Aviation is responsible for 5% of global warming and its rapid growth puts it on track to consume a quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050. There is a way to avoid this outcome but we need to act fast, a green transport NGO has said. By driving

WHO: 45 dB Lden and 40 dB Lnight are max.

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Millions of people in Europe live in areas with too much noise according to the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Environmental noise is an important public health issue, featuring among the top environmental risks to health. It has negative impacts on human health and well-being and is a growing concern among both the general

IPCC: rough end to dreams that it’s not that bad

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IPCC PRESS RELEASE 8 October 2018 Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more