Reacting to the Court of Appeal’s judgment against the Heathrow third runway, Christian’ Aid’s Global Lead on Climate Change, Dr Kat Kramer, said:
“In this ruling the Court of Appeal has made a powerful judgement that will be relevant to future policy decisions with climate change implications.
“Parliament has put a net zero target into national law, the public are on the streets calling for greater action to address the climate crisis and the spotlight will be on the government as hosts of this year’s UN climate summit in November.
"It is now up to the government, to have any national and international credibility on climate change, to shelve any plans to expand Heathrow and any other polluting infrastructure.
“The UK is one of the largest historical emitters and needs to act in solidarity with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, who suffer the greatest impacts of climate change, by cutting its carbon emissions quickly and deeply.”