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Sign Our Petition

Do you think that the Jet Zero aviation strategy is an irresponsible gamble? We do! So - as well as taking out a Judicial Review - we've launched a highly successful petition to show the government that ordinary people think unlimited aviation expansion is pie-in-the sky nonsense.

This isn’t about stopping families going on their annual holidays. There is plenty of capacity for that at our existing airports!

Our petition – in collaboration with 38 Degrees – calls on the government to rewrite its Jet Zero aviation strategy. We are asking the government to listen to all the expert advice that tells them that the only way to meaningfully cut greenhouse gas emissions is for everyone to fly less, not to allow airports to expand.

This isn’t about stopping families going on their annual holidays. There is plenty of capacity for that at our existing airports! It’s about preventing unnecessary airport expansion for the benefit of the tiny number of frequent flyers, who are responsible for most of our environment damaging flights.

So far, nearly 18,000 people – from all over the country – have added their names.

Please join them, by signing our petition here.

“Rather than a pragmatic plan to fully wean the aviation industry off fossil fuels, (Jet Zero) allows the sector to carry on polluting with impunity for the next 30 years."

Relying on the unproven, unscalable technology promised in Jet Zero is like saying pigs might fly.

In July 2022 the government published its Jet Zero Strategy. It claims that it will make sure that the UK aviation industry reaches Net Zero by 2050. But instead of cutting emissions as fast and dramatically as possible in this time of climate crisis, Jet Zero allows them to grow without constraint. 

The government claims that the increased emissions would be reduced through the introduction of new technology. But it’s a fantasy – this technology is unproven or non-existent and simply cannot be developed and implemented for decades, by which time it will be too late for the planet and its people.

Jet Zero needs a fundamental re-think and that’s why we’re taking the government to court. We believe the government has failed in its duty to produce a meaningful, quantified and realistic strategy to cut aviation emissions to Net Zero by 2050. Jet Zero needs to be re-written so that it takes real climate action.

Read more about our Jet Zero campaign here.

Leeds Bradford Airport is big enough already