Wellington Airport expansion plan baffles climate change experts [Stuff, 22/10/19]

Despite messages to reduce air travel, Wellington Airport is planning for 25 per cent more flights by 2040. 

Its plan for a $1 billion upgrade, released yesterday, says the airport also has a target for 30 per cent less carbon emissions from operations by 2030 and almost double the amount of people using the airport in the next 20 years.  

Experts say the plan for more flights does not align with reality. 

Victoria University professor James Renwick, who has contributed to the work of the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said increasing flights was wrong in the context of climate change.  

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