Air Transport and the Environment

Air Transport and the Environment

Author: Ben Daley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754672867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 771

Air Transport and the Environment provides an overview of the main issues relating to aviation environmental impacts. It explains the challenge facing policymakers in terms of sustainable development, focusing on the importance of balancing the industry's economic, social and environmental costs and benefits, both for people living now and for future generations. Individual chapters review the current scientific understanding of the main aviation environmental impacts: climate change, local air pollution and aircraft noise. Various responses to those issues are also considered, including a range of policy options based on regulatory, market-based and voluntary approaches. Key concepts such as environmental capacity, radiative forcing and carbon offsetting are explained. In addition, the book emphasises the main implications of aviation environmental issues for policymakers and for the management of the air transport industry. Debates about the environmental impacts of flying often generate strongly polarised reactions, yet this book adopts a constructive approach to the subject and attempts to present the environmental issues in a clear, straightforward manner. It aims to provide a policy-relevant synthesis of a wide range of perspectives rather than advocating one particular viewpoint. Yet the central purpose of this book is to bring the sustainable development challenge facing the air transport industry to the fore, and so to inform effective policy responses. Air transport plays a critical role in supporting economies and societies that are increasingly interconnected by globalisation; this book presents the view that the vital economic and social benefits of the air transport industry should not be lost - and in fact could be distributed far more widely and equitably - but that the environmental impacts of air transport nevertheless require urgent and effective management. Air Transport and the Environment has been written primarily for professionals in the air transport industry, policymakers and regulators. It is also intended for use by academic researchers, students and others who are interested in the complex relationship between air transport and the environment.

The Sustainability of Air Transportation

The Sustainability of Air Transportation

Author: Milan Janić

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754649679

Category: Transportation

Page: 382

View: 357

This book presents, for the first time, a comprehensive analysis and assessment of sustainability of the contemporary civil air transport system, examining its three main components: airports, air traffic control, and airlines. It offers an in-depth exami

Air Transport and the Environment

Air Transport and the Environment

Author: Ben Daley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317183372

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

View: 305

Air Transport and the Environment provides an overview of the main issues relating to aviation environmental impacts. It explains the challenge facing policymakers in terms of sustainable development, focusing on the importance of balancing the industry's economic, social and environmental costs and benefits, both for people living now and for future generations. Individual chapters review the current scientific understanding of the main aviation environmental impacts: climate change, local air pollution and aircraft noise. Various responses to those issues are also considered, including a range of policy options based on regulatory, market-based and voluntary approaches. Key concepts such as environmental capacity, radiative forcing and carbon offsetting are explained. In addition, the book emphasises the main implications of aviation environmental issues for policymakers and for the management of the air transport industry. Debates about the environmental impacts of flying often generate strongly polarised reactions, yet this book adopts a constructive approach to the subject and attempts to present the environmental issues in a clear, straightforward manner. It aims to provide a policy-relevant synthesis of a wide range of perspectives rather than advocating one particular viewpoint. Yet the central purpose of this book is to bring the sustainable development challenge facing the air transport industry to the fore, and so to inform effective policy responses. Air transport plays a critical role in supporting economies and societies that are increasingly interconnected by globalisation; this book presents the view that the vital economic and social benefits of the air transport industry should not be lost - and in fact could be distributed far more widely and equitably - but that the environmental impacts of air transport nevertheless require urgent and effective management. Air Transport and the Environment has been written primarily for professionals in the air transport industry, policymakers and regulators. It is also intended for use by academic researchers, students and others who are interested in the complex relationship between air transport and the environment.

Transport and Environment

Transport and Environment

Author: Eran Feitelson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781950148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 731

The impact of transport on the environment is a major issue of worldwide concern. This important new book presents state-of-the-art contributions on spatial and technological aspects of transport in relation to environmental degradation, together with analysis of sustainable transport policy.

Transport and the Environment

Transport and the Environment

Author: R M Harrison

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781847552211

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

View: 680

Mass transportation has become central to the lifestyle of developed societies - but with what consequences for the environment and, ultimately, human health? Transport and the Environment investigates the major aspects of this emotive subject, with contributions from authors with international reputations for their research in the field. Discussions encompass air transport and its contribution to global pollution, the possible consequences of using hydrogen as a fuel, performance indicators and policy instruments for sustainable transport, the contamination of the atmosphere and surface waters by road vehicles, the impact of surface transport on climate, and the effects of transport pollutants on public health. This authoritative review of the current state of knowledge will be of great value to scientists, policy-makers and students on environmental science and engineering courses.

Principles of Civil Aviation

Principles of Civil Aviation

Author: Sascha Hissler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640441365

Category: Psychology

Page: 13

View: 284

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Transportation Science & Technology, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Wildau Institute of Technology (WIT)), course: Master Studies in Aviation Management, language: English, abstract: This paper tries to concentrate on the main influences of aviation on the environment such as noise pollution and its effects on humans as well as the growing impact of aviation on the atmosphere and on climate change itself. Aviation has a number of environmental impacts that are experienced by local residents in the vicinity of airports and under flight paths. Noise has been the focus of concern over all the years of growth in aviation and more recently air pollution and the health effects of air pollution from aircraft have begun to cause concern. The following chapter will inform about these issues: Glossary Introduction Noise pollution Effects of noise on humans Influence on the atmosphere Impact of aviation on climate change Sources

Globalisation, Transport and the Environment

Globalisation, Transport and the Environment

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264072916

Category:

Page: 276

View: 681

This book looks in detail at how globalisation has affected activity levels in maritime shipping, aviation, and road and rail freight, and assesses the impact that changes in activity levels have had on the environment.

Low-Cost Aviation

Low-Cost Aviation

Author: Weiqiang Lin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128204313

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 477

Low-Cost Aviation: Aeromobilities Culture, Politics, and Infrastructures covers critical societal issues such as labor regimes, unequal and changing flying publics, transnational dynamics of migration, tourism, business experiences, environmental challenges and shifting territorialities of LCCs at various scales. It situates LCCs holistically within a societal-infrastructural regime rather than solely within a transport context. The book explores the changing nature of passengers’ profiles and mobile cultures, new consumption patterns and Economic Re-Configurations, as well as geopolitical and sustainability challenges. Providing a research agenda for aeromobilities, the book examines the most pressing social, cultural and political impacts of LCCs on society in different global contexts. It bridges transport and mobility studies, fostering transport sustainability and mobility justice to improve air transport management. Offers empirically grounded insights on key social issues and their implications Draws on the expertise of an international team of scholars across the social sciences, including geography, urban studies, history and economics Utilizes case studies from Asia, America and Europe Provides context, theoretical approaches, models and examples showing how they have been implemented

Aviation Versus Environment?

Aviation Versus Environment?

Author: Thomas Immelmann

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060216277

Category: Science

Page: 154

View: 337

Aviation versus Environment? Late public discussion of this issue did not even put a questionmark. The suspected vast effects of air traffic on global environmental problems such as climate change or ozone layer depletion led to an urgent demand for both practical solutions and a political framework for the conduct of airports and airlines. This book contains the expertise of environmental organisations, politicians, airline and airport managers who discussed these issues on the second Hamburg Aviation Conference, held on February 17 - 19, 1999. Taking into account the environmental and economic needs for air traffic, the conference was a stage for a constructive debate between aviation business and environmentalists and showed a broad range of measures in regard of environmental problems linked with aviation.

Strategic Issues in Air Transport

Strategic Issues in Air Transport

Author: Ruwantissa Abeyratne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642219597

Category: Law

Page: 436

View: 313

There are broadly four strategic issues in aviation: safety; security; environmental protection; and sustainability in air transport. These issues will remain for a long time as key considerations in the safe, regular, efficient and economic development of air transport. Within these four broad categories come numerous subjects that require attention of the aviation industry as well as the States. In six chapters, this book engages in detailed discussions on these subjects as they unravelled in events of recent years. The issue of safety is addressed first, following an introduction of the regulatory regime covering the four issues. Within the area of safety, the book covers such areas as safety management systems, safety and aeromedicine, safety and meteorology, the use of airspace, unmanned aircraft systems and safety oversight audits. In the security area, subjects covered include cyber terrorism, the integrity of travel documents, full body scanners, civil unrest and aviation, the suppression of unlawful acts on board aircraft and the financing of terrorism. The chapter on the environment focuses mainly on climate change - particularly on carbon credits, market based measures, the carbon market and emissions trading schemes and their effect on air transport. Finally, the chapter on sustainability discusses in detail market access along with such issues as slot allocation, open skies, the use of alternative fuels as an economic measure and corporate foresight. The concluding chapter wraps up with a discussion on where air transport is headed.

Ten Key Transport and Environment Issues for Policy-makers

Ten Key Transport and Environment Issues for Policy-makers

Author: European Environment Agency

Publisher: Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114934529

Category: Agriculture and state

Page: 38

View: 330

This report summarises ten selected issues from the European Environment Agency's Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) set of transport and environment integration indicators (which mostly go back to 1990). The aim is to highlight the main challenges to reducing the environmental impacts of transport over the coming years in all 31 EEA member states. It also evaluates the indicator trends with respect to progress towards existing EU objectives and targets from policy documents and directives. Issues include: growing transport volumes, air pollution emissions from road transport, greenhouse gas emissions from road and air transport, alternative fuels policies, transport pricing, transport infrastructure development and habitat conservation.