REBEL FROM HOME - Tuesday 30th April Virtual Gatwick Airport Expansion Action

You can help in the fight against Gatwick Airport Expansion plans even if you only have a few minutes to spare. All you need to do is log into the Planning Inspectorate's hearing on climate impacts of the expansion on Tuesday 30th April 9.15am onwards (hearing starts at 10am). Just by getting high attendance numbers for this meeting, we will show the Planning Inspectorate that people are concerned about the climate impacts of airport expansion. You don't have to follow the whole hearing, or any of it if you are busy. You can just have the hearing playing in the background.

Join us in this minimum effort, maximum impact action!

livestream of the Issue Specific Hearing on Tuesday 30 April

livestream of this event is available for those wishing to observe in real-time: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/gatwick/.

Please note that this event will start broadcasting LIVE once it is opened by the Examining Authority. If the livestream does not initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

Separate instructions have been sent to those who have registered to speak at Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) on Tuesday 30 April 2024.


Learn more https://xr-southeast.uk/stop-gatwick-expansion/

STOP GATWICK EXPANSION

A government planning inspectorate is sitting near Gatwick for six months, examining business plans to expand capacity at Gatwick airport.

These plans will:-

Fossil fuel combustion should already be being phased out, instead emissions are soaring.

The plans are disastrous and against every expert recommendation to avoid passing climate change tipping points, which will cause irreversible harm.

Extinction Rebellion demand an END TO THE ERA OF AIRPORT EXPANSION and the beginning of living within the finite limits of our only living planet. 

JOIN US in our campaign to question these plans and influence the outcome.

10 FACTS ABOUT GATWICK EXPANSION PLANS

  1. As big as Heathrow: Gatwick plans to increase passenger numbers to 80 million a year.
  2. Increasing Flights to 100,000 per year in a Climate Emergency.
  3. Our own Govt’s Climate Change Committee says there should be no more airport expansion until the aviation industry starts to cut its CO2 emissions.
  4. Significant Carbon emissions: Gatwick plans for the airport to emit over 5% of the total UK budget by 2038.
  5. We are now set to breach the 1.5 degree threshold by 2030. This will lead to further extreme weather events, food shortages and irreversible climate breakdown, with the poorest suffering the most.
  6. At a crucial time when we must be reducing our carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, increasing flights is simply wrong.
  7. Planned climate impact exceeds what is permitted by the Governemnt’s own “Jet Zero” policy.
  8. Gatwick is the only UK airport without a cap on passengers or flight numbers.
  9. Sustainable aviation fuel is unachievable even at the rates we currently fly. Competition for  arable land causes biodiversity loss, rising food prices and water shortages, while biofuel use can result in even more emissions than fossil fuel.
  10. Biofuel use can result in even more emissions than fossil fuel and is likely to replace only at tiny percentage of fossil fuel use in the future.

Join the STOP GATWICK EXPANSION Telegram Group

The Planning Inspectorate are holding an

Open Floor Hearing

on

Thursday 2nd May from 2pm

Livestream of this event is available for those wishing to observe in real-time: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/gatwick/

Please note that this event will start broadcasting LIVE once it is opened by the Examining Authority. If the livestream does not initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

Full Agenda here with list of speakers inc.