The UK Climate Change Committee (CCC) has recommended that the UK government work to halt any airport expansions in the country and work to curb demand for air travel. In a progress report submitted to the UK Government today, the CCC says that the UK has a “lack of urgency” toward reducing emissions and its current zero emissions policy is too dependent on “nascent technology” and risks the country missing its 2050 target. The report notes that aviation emissions continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are likely to have also been affected by the rising cost of

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