Report Calls for ‘Green New Deal’ for Gatwick

Source: Desmog UK


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Thousands of new low-carbon jobs could be created around Gatwick Airport if the local recovery from the coronavirus pandemic focuses on a “green transition” rather than tax cuts for the aviation industry, a new report argues.

The collaboration between the PCS trade union, Green House thinktank and Green New Deal UK campaign group found the cost of creating 16,000 green jobs is on a par with Gatwick’s share of the proposed scrapping of Air Passenger Duty for the next 12 months.