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Environment

Analysis on the economics of mechanisms designed to reduce environmental footprint of air transport industry.

Reports

Cost-effective CO2 abatement - July 2013
Modelling of CO2 mitigation options for aviation.
Presentation (pdf)

EU-ETS Cost Briefing - March 2013
Analysis of the cost impact of complying with the EU ETS for aircraft operators.
Complete report (pdf) 
 
Harnessing technology to meet new environmental challenges - Jan 2008
by Dr Andrew Sentance, University of Warwick, UK
Technological improvements can play a major part in reducing the carbon footprint of the aviation industry. But the full benefits from investment in new technology are not always reflected in market prices. Government policy instruments can be used to address this market failure. There may not be a major technological breakthrough on the immediate horizon for the airline industry.
Complete report (pdf)
 
Carbon offsetting and aviation
- Nov 2007
by Hugh Somerville, University of Surrey, UK
A growing global market is emerging in carbon offsetting designed to address the climate impact of aircraft emissions. Offsets are different to other market-based measures in that they are voluntary and in many cases can be implemented quickly. Their difficulties lie in uncertainty of the nature of the offer and in the variety of the offers that are available.
Complete report (pdf)

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