Major transport and infrastructure projects have huge environmental, social and economic implications, for present and future generations. That’s why it is vital that policymakers consider a full range of potential impacts as part of their decision making process.
- A third runway at Heathrow would leave the UK £5 billion worse off.
- The £5 billion cost estimate includes negative impacts on the local community valued at £2.5 billion.
Blog post // October 22, 2012
The need for infrastructure investment is clear and the time is ripe for bold new ideas, but that is no reason to be cavalier with society’s scarce resources. Tomorrow nef is hosting a discussion that will seek to elevate the debate on the Government’s prospective £33bn trans-national high speed rail scheme, High Speed 2 (HS2) and provide a platform for wider conversation about the decision-making process for large and complex investments.More
Publication // April 18, 2010
“This new report establishes robust,well-rounded evidence for what many in business and civil society havesuspected all along – that the case for a third runway at Heathrow is at bestincomplete and at worst completely flawed. By taking an approach based on SocialReturn on Investment analysis, nefhas produced a more rounded and realistic analysis of the costs and benefits ofRunway 3.”
- from the foreword by Ian Cheshire, Group CEO of Kingfisher plc