Friday, November 13, 2009
Next SEMA Event: Our Local Elephant - Manchester Airport
Our Local Elephant - Manchester Airport
Thursday 26th November 2009
The Bowling Green
Grafton Street, M13 9NZ
With plans for a third runway a Heathrow looking less and less likely, the battle against airport expansion will need to be taken to regional airports around the country.
Manchester Airport already emits twice the amount of carbon emissions as Uganda and has plans to more than double passenger numbers to 50 million per year by 2030. It is owned by the councils of Greater Manchester but its true emissions of are consistently overlooked and ignored by local authorities in climate change action plans.
It is in effect - our local elephant in the room.
Come along to hear what's already happenening to reign in airport expansion both nationally, regionally and in Manchester.
With presentations from:
John Stewart - AirportWatch Chairman
Liz Snook - Plane Stupid
Marc Hudson - Co-editor, Manchester Climate Fortnightly, speaking in personal capacity
Hosted by Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport group
and Manchester Climate Action
Posted by Robbie