Adding to the climate change burden

Stansted Airport was responsible for emissions equivalent to 3.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019 – i.e. pre-pandemic – making it the largest single source of CO2 emissions in the East of England.

Click here to see the basis for our estimate of Stansted’s annual CO2 emissions.

According to Stansted Airport’s own estimates, a second runway would have increased its CO2 emissions to the equivalent of 9.2 million tonnes, allowing for the effects of Radiative Forcing.

For more information see our Climate Change page.

Campaigning to ensure Stansted Airport's authorised operations stay below harmful limits