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    Weʼve raised £28,684 to FUND OUR JUDICIAL REVIEW AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S RECKLESS 'JET ZERO' AVIATION STRATEGY

    Funded on Friday, 15th December 2023

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    WE’RE TAKING THE GOVERNMENT TO COURT TO...

    STOP more planes

    STOP bigger airports

    STOP climate breakdown

    PLEASE HELP FUND OUR LEGAL FIGHT

    We all know that flying is one of the most dangerous threats to the climate because of the huge amounts of greenhouse gases pumped out by aircraft. And ask anyone who lives near an airport and they’ll tell you about the terrible noise and air pollution blighting the lives of people and their communities.

    Unbelievably, the government’s JET ZERO aviation strategy has given the green light to a huge expansion of flying and airports.

    Instead of stopping any expansion of aviation, the Jet Zero plan will actually encourage more flights and bigger airports, which means even more noise, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

    BUT WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET THE GOVERNMENT GET AWAY WITH IT.

    WE’RE TAKING OUT A JUDICIAL REVIEW AGAINST THE JET ZERO STRATEGY.

    We want the government to rethink its strategy and instead focus on immediate reductions in greenhouse gases while we still have a chance of avoiding complete climate breakdown.

    If we win, we will have radically changed the landscape in which all airport expansion decisions are made. Our victory would help campaigners across the UK and give them real power to fight the expansion of the aviation industry.

    We have a brilliant legal team lined up, including a QC and solicitors with huge experience in this area. They have agreed to work for very reduced rates but there is still an enormous amount of legal work that needs to go into making such a claim successful.

    We urgently need funds to make sure our team is ready for the David and Goliath fight that lies ahead of us.

    PLEASE WILL YOU HELP US WIN OUR FIGHT?

    ALL CONTRIBUTIONS BIG OR SMALL WILL HELP.

    PLEASE DONATE TODAY!

    Just Giving deduct a small processing fee from each donation before it reaches GALBA. Also please note that you are under no obligation to pay the 'voluntary contribution' that Just Giving suggests at the end of the transaction process. It goes to Just Giving (not to GALBA) and you can manually change it to zero if you would like. Also you are able to get a refund from Just Giving if you accidentally make the 'voluntary contribution'.

    If you would prefer to put funds directly into our account please use the following details: ACCT NAME: Jet Zero JR - Galba / SORT CODE: 608301 / ACCT NUMBER: 20465612. Also

    MORE DETAIL ABOUT JET ZERO:

    In July 2022 the government published its so-called ‘Jet Zero’ strategy. It claims that it will make sure that the UK aviation industry reaches ‘Net Zero’ by 2050. But instead of cutting emissions as fast and dramatically as possible in this time of climate crisis, Jet Zero allows them to grow without constraint. This is based on the absurd claim that the increased emissions would be reduced through the future introduction of new technology. But it’s a fantasy – this technology is unproven or non-existent and simply cannot be developed and implemented for decades, by which time it will be too late for the planet and its people.

    Jet Zero needs a fundamental re-think and that’s why we’re taking the government to court. We believe the government has failed in its duty to produce a meaningful, quantified and realistic strategy to cut aviation emissions to Net Zero by 2050. Jet Zero needs to be re-written so that it takes real climate action.

    KEY FAILURES OF JET ZERO:

    · It ignores repeated advice from the government’s own expert climate advisers (the Climate Change Committee) that demand for flying needs to be limited as soon as possible and that there should be no further net expansion of the UK’s airports.

    · It relies on new technologies such as electric and hydrogen powered planes and new jet fuels to cut emissions. But climate experts warn these techno-solutions either don’t yet exist or cannot realistically be scaled up in time to stop aviation emissions by 2050.

    · It ignores the non-CO2 emissions caused by flying, even though the latest scientific research shows that aviation’s non-CO2 emissions do more than twice as much damage to the climate as its CO2 emissions.

    · It allows emissions from flying to increase into the 2040s, disregarding repeated advice from the world’s scientists that we must cut all emissions in half by 2030 to prevent catastrophic levels of global heating.

    FAQs

    What will the money be spent on?

    We will have expert legal advocacy from a QC and solicitors with huge experience and a track record of success in planning and environmental law. But this comes at a cost even though our team are working at reduced rates. We urgently need the funds in order to match the powerful government machine that will swing into action to defend the aviation industry and its profits. Please note that none of the volunteers involved in this campaign will be paid. All monies raised will go to legal fees and other incidental expenses.

    What is a judicial review?

    A judicial review is an application to a High Court judge to review the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body, in this case the government. Climate activists have recently had a huge success in challenging the government’s overall net-zero plan at judicial review and this shows that such challenges can really make a difference.

    What if the fundraiser raises more money than is needed for the judicial review?

    If we raise more money than we need, we will ensure that any extra funds are spent on fighting the expansion of airports or increasing flights in the UK.

    Who is making the judicial review challenge?

    The Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport. GALBA is a group of citizens from West Yorkshire and beyond determined to stop our local airport from expanding. We are part of a national network of campaigns, all fighting to protect their communities and everyone’s climate. Our national campaign against aviation expansion is one of the most important and dynamic parts of the climate movement – and we will win! Find out more about GALBA, why we oppose airport expansion and how to join at: www.galba.uk

    Your donation will help us stand up to the aviation industry.

    SAY NO TO MORE PLANES

    SAY NO TO BIGGER AIRPORTS

    SAY YES TO A CLEANER, GREENER FUTURE

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    • Jessica Fowle1 year ago
      Jessica Fowle

      Jessica Fowle

      1 year ago

      We are delighted to tell you that GALBA and national climate charity, Possible, have been informed that their case against the government’s dangerous ‘Jet Zero’ aviation strategy WILL proceed to a joint hearing in court. We want to say a huge thank you all of you who have signed our petition and donated your hard-earned cash towards our legal fees. We promise to keep you informed as the case progresses. In the meantime, thank you again for all your support and solidarity. Jess and all the team at GALBA

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    • Jessica Fowle1 year ago
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      Jessica Fowle

      1 year ago

      Whilst the agreement on Loss and Damage is hugely welcome, this year's COP was a total wash-out on emissions. It proves that ordinary citizens must now do everything we can to preserve a liveable planet for future generations. You have already supported us generously. So we hope you don't mind us asking if you can help a little more. We need to raise £60,000 for our legal team. Across our various fundraisers we are nearly at £50,000. Please can you help us raise the final £10,000 so we can overturn this complete Climate Con? Thank you.

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    • Jessica Fowle1 year ago
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      Jessica Fowle

      1 year ago

      We had a busy weekend at the Yorkshire climate protests talking to people about why Jet Zero is a massive con and a load of greenwash. If you're having conversations with friends and family about this issue - and you want the lowdown and all the facts - then head over to the Jet Zero page of our website where you'll find everything you need. https://www.galba.uk/jet-zero (you will have to cut and paste as JG doesn't allow hyperlinks) Also please do follow us on twitter @galba_action where we have loads of useful climate related content.

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    • Sally Benn

      Sally Benn

      Oct 19, 2023

      £20.00

    • Sarah Patrick

      Sarah Patrick

      Oct 3, 2023

      Thankyou for fighting on everyones behalf!

    • Alex Toft

      Alex Toft

      Oct 1, 2023

      When I got my CPL learning at LBA there were basically no night flights. Now I get woken almost every night. Simply too much and something needs to change.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 20, 2023

    • Tom McCullough

      Tom McCullough

      Apr 14, 2023

      Keep fighting the ' Jet Zero ' fantasy.

      £25.00

    • Elaine Morris

      Elaine Morris

      Apr 3, 2023

      Thank you for continuing this vital campaign to help save the planet.

      £60.00

    • Steve Lucas

      Steve Lucas

      Apr 1, 2023

      £10.00

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