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AirportWatch, formed in 2000, is an umbrella organisation which campaigns for a demand management approach to aviation.[1]


AirportWatch was formed in 2000.

In the run-up to the 2007 Camp for Climate Action near Heathrow Airport, BAA sought an injunction, banning members of groups supporting AirportWatch, such as the National Trust and Greenpeace, from attending the protest.[2] The airport operator won a reduced injunction naming senior members of AirportWatch and Plane Stupid, but not including AirportWatch or its members.[3]

AirportWatch is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.[4]

Campaign Issues[edit]

These campaign issues have been identified by AirportWatch:[5]

  • Climate change effect of the carbon dioxide emissions[6]
  • Noise complaints by local communities near airports
  • Environmental impact near airports
  • Growth in low-cost holiday flights affecting the UK economy
  • Possible environmental effects from aviation
  • Effectiveness of carbon offsetting in removing CO2 from the atmosphere

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AirportWatch website". AirportWatch. Archived from the original on 13 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  2. ^ Vidal, John (2007-07-27). "Catch-all Heathrow protest injunction could bar millions". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Heathrow airport's operator wins injunction to stop protesters". International Herald Tribune. 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Boom in Scots air travel set to bust emissions targets". Sunday Herald. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Issues in a nutshell". AirportWatch. Archived from the original on 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Research shows aviation growth will wreck climate targets". Friends of the Earth. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 

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