27 February 2020
Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy-Director General, said:
“This decision raises a fair question of how to balance reaching the net zero target without stifling the UK’s global ambitions.
“All major projects must be consistent with net zero and it’s clear that the Government and aviation industry need to work closely to agree a robust decarbonisation plan.
“But this decision risks holding back the very investment in innovation needed to achieve that, and the ambitions of many businesses eager to benefit from greater international connectivity.
“It is vital that the Government and Heathrow work closely together to remedy the fair concerns raised by the judgement and keep this project on track. Opportunities for future trade will not wait.”