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Cease airport expansions | New Economics Basis


Replace 29/​4/​22: You’ve hit our £25,000 stretch goal! Thanks a lot. The enchantment is now closed, although you possibly can nonetheless donate to NEF’s broader work for an financial system that works for folks and planet right here. Look out for updates on the marketing campaign.

Replace 23/​4/​22: You’ve hit our £20,000 match-funding goal – thanks! We’re now aiming for £25,000 to help extra communities to cease airport expansions with financial and environmental impression evaluation. Additional donations receivedt be matched however in the event you’d like to assist, you may give right here.


Regardless of the pressing want to chop carbon emissions, seven airport expansions are underway within the UK. Folks residing within the shadows of Heathrow, Gatwick, Bristol, Southampton, Stansted, Manston and Luton are giving up their time and power to attempt to cease these disastrous initiatives getting planning approval.

NEF has been working with these small, native teams. Our researchers have uncovered the false claims about environmental impression and financial advantages utilized by the airports to justify their expansions, and acted as knowledgeable witnesses at planning inquiries. Collectively, we’ve got already compelled the cancellation of the deliberate enlargement of Leeds Bradford Airport.

However extra teams are coming to NEF for pressing help than we’ve got assets to assist. So we’re delighted to have been chosen by the Huge Give for this yr’s #GreenMatchFund. From midday on Friday 22 April to midday on Friday 29 April, the Huge Give will match all donations as much as our goal of £10,000.

When you’d like to assist, please give as we speak. Your reward can:

  1. Help group teams to defeat high-carbon initiatives with new analysis exposing airport builders’ false claims, and with knowledgeable testimony in inquiries
  2. Encourage extra folks to face up in opposition to airport homeowners with a shareable video and different communications that designate the complicated financial, environmental and legislative points concerned.
  3. Assist our work to indicate civil servants methods to replace planning pointers so choices are made in step with the federal government’s web zero goal.

Please go to our Huge Give marketing campaign web page to help. Thanks.

We’re a small group group who efficiently fought the Leeds Bradford Airport enlargement. NEF evaluation was important in exposing the parable of financial advantages’ and exhibiting the undertaking’s actual impression.” Ian Coatman, Secretary, Group for Motion on Leeds Bradford Airport

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