Bridging the Aviation CO2 Emissions Gap: Why Emissions Trading is Needed

Manchester Metropolitan University, Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment / by D. S. Lee, L. L. Lim and B. Owen

[Huffington Post] Aviation’s contribution to climate change is projected to almost triple by 2050 without any new action. Even with all the expected measures in the aviation sector, aviation’s contribution is still expected to grow and fail to meet the industry’s own stated emissions target, according to a new study… This new study has some interesting findings:

Operational and technical measures won’t achieve enough.

Even with aggressive introduction of biofuels, aviation’s pollution will increase significantly.

Continuation of the European program combined with other measures makes the biggest dent.

We can’t achieve what is necessary to address aviation’s climate pollution without a global emissions trading system.


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