AirportWatch

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AirportWatch is an environmental group which campaigns for sustainable air transport through reduction or redistribution of demand, determined by either timing or location (Demand Management approach).

History[edit]

AirportWatch was formed in 2000.[1]

In the run-up to the 2007 Camp for Climate Action near Heathrow Airport, BAA sought an injunction, banning members of groups supporting AirportWatch, such as the National Trust and Greenpeace, from attending the protest.[2] The airport operator won a reduced injunction naming senior members of AirportWatch and Plane Stupid, but not including AirportWatch or its members.[3]

AirportWatch is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.[4]

Campaign Issues[edit]

These campaign issues have been identified by AirportWatch:[5]

  • Climate change effect of the carbon dioxide emissions[6]
  • Noise complaints by local communities near airports
  • Environmental impact near airports
  • Growth in low-cost holiday flights affecting the UK economy
  • Possible environmental effects from aviation
  • Effectiveness of carbon offsetting in removing CO2 from the atmosphere

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AirportWatch website". AirportWatch. Archived from the original on 13 January 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
  2. ^ Vidal, John (27 July 2007). "Catch-all Heathrow protest injunction could bar millions". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Heathrow airport's operator wins injunction to stop protesters". International Herald Tribune. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Boom in Scots air travel set to bust emissions targets". Sunday Herald. 8 April 2009. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Issues in a nutshell". AirportWatch. Archived from the original on 10 January 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Research shows aviation growth will wreck climate targets". Friends of the Earth. Retrieved 27 December 2007.

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