Unbelievably, the government’s Jet Zero aviation strategy has given the green light to a huge expansion of flying and airports.
Instead of stopping any expansion of aviation, Jet Zero will actually encourage more flights and bigger airports.
This means even more noise, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
But we’re not going to let the government get away with it. We’re making a Judicial Review legal challenge against the Jet Zero strategy in the High Court.
But it relies heavily on alternative fuels – like bio-energy from crops and green hydrogen. These fuels either don’t yet exist beyond the drawing board, or cannot be scaled up quickly enough. Our Jet Zero video is a simple guide to what’s wrong with the whole plan.
We want the government to rewrite Jet Zero and focus on immediate measures to stop any growth of aviation – like stopping all airport expansion plans and introducing a Frequent Flyer Levy.
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The government describes Jet Zero as highly ambitious but everyone else describes it as highly risky!
We know that climate breakdown would be catastrophic. We know we must urgently cut greenhouse gas emissions. And we know the so-called ‘solutions’ in Jet Zero barely exist in reality.
If a doctor tells a smoker that they’ve got lung cancer but says “Carry on smoking, there might be a cure sometime in the future”, is that doctor ‘ambitious’ or ‘irresponsible’?
So should we allow aviation to expand now? Or wait and see if the government’s techno-optimism is justified?
You can learn more about non-CO2 emissions here. And find out more about the problems with the techno-fixes proposed in Jet Zero in this series of short videos by Green Sky Thinking and these Stay Grounded factsheets. There are more assessments of Jet Zero’s proposals from the Aviation Environment Federation and in a report by the Royal Society. And Possible have proposed a solution – a Frequent Flyer Levy.
They have agreed to work for very reduced rates but there is still an enormous amount of legal work that needs to go into making such a claim successful.
And that costs money.
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Leeds Bradford Airport is big enough already