World Wildlife Fund Hong Kong urged the Hong Kong Airport Authority to provide more analysis on the environmental impact of the proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport and stated the additional runway may increase carbon emissions by 75.7% to 18.1 million tonnes in 2030, from 10.3 million tonnes in 2008 (The Standard, 19-Jul-2011). "The authority seems able to quantify the potential benefits of the third runway but is strikingly reluctant to inform the public of its true environmental costs," said Andy Cornish, director of conservation at WWF-Hong Kong.
World Wildlife Fund warns of risks of third runway at Hong Kong
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