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).
AirportWatch was formed in 2000.
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. The airport operator won a reduced injunction naming senior members of AirportWatch and Plane Stupid, but not including AirportWatch or its members.
These campaign issues have been identified by AirportWatch:
- Climate change effect of the carbon dioxide emissions
- 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
- "AirportWatch website". AirportWatch. Archived from the original on 13 January 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
- Vidal, John (27 July 2007). "Catch-all Heathrow protest injunction could bar millions". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
- "Heathrow airport's operator wins injunction to stop protesters". International Herald Tribune. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
- "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.
- "Issues in a nutshell". AirportWatch. Archived from the original on 10 January 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
- "Research shows aviation growth will wreck climate targets". Friends of the Earth. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
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