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It is generally accepted – the US administration excepted - that the emissions reduction targets agreed in the Kyoto Protocol are only the beginning of what needs to be achieved in international climate negotiations. While studies suggest that major emission reductions by industrialized countries can be achieved at low economic cost, both these and early reductions by developing countries are inevitably a major political challenge.
This book focuses on European policy toward climate change, specifically its ramifications for the aviation industry. With air travel predicted to grow enormously in the coming years, the issue of climate change is hugely topical for this important industry.
Accessible to students, academics and practioners, this book is useful reading for all those with an interest in climate change, the aviation industry, or both.
List of Figures. List of Tables. Acknowledgments. 1. Flying into Heavy Weather 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Aviation’s Past, Present and Future 1.3 Climate Change and Cumulative Emissions 1.4 Opportunities for Aviation 1.5 Climate and Aviation Policy 1.6 Comparative Assessment 1.7 Aviation in the Wider Energy Context 2. Aviation: Past, Present and Future 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The Past 2.3 The Future 2.4 The Wider Context 2.5 Summary 3. Climate Change & Cumulative Emissions 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Global Climate Change 3.3 Climate Targets in the EU 3.4 Summary 4. Opportunities for Aviation 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Shifting Environmental Focus 4.3 Aircraft Engine Technology 4.4 Airframe Design 4.5 Low-Carbon Fuels 4.6 Operations 4.7 Contrails and Cirrus Clouds 4.8 Summary 5. Climate and Aviation Policy 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Global Policies and Drivers 5.3 EU Policies and Drivers 5.4 UK Policies and Drivers 5.5 Summary 6. Comparative Assessment 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Aviation Emission Scenarios for the EU 6.3 Aviation Emission Scenarios for the UK 6.4 Summary 7. Aviation in the Wider Energy Context 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The Tyndall Scenario Method 7.3 The Energy Policy Context 7.4 Scenario Method 7.5 Tyndall’s 60% Energy Scenarios 7.6 Tyndall’s Cumulative Carbon Scenarios 8. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. Index.