Towards Sustainable Aviation

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Earthscan, 2003 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
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Aviation is integral to the global economy but it is also one of the main obstacles to environmentally sustainable development. It is one of the world's fastest growing - and most polluting - industries. What can be done to retain the economic and other benefits it brings, without the associated pollution, noise, congestion and loss of countryside? In this volume, industry, policy and research experts examine how to address the problems, and what it would take to achieve genuinely sustainable aviation - looking at technological, policy and demand-management options. Without far-reaching changes the problems caused by aviation can only multiply and worsen. This work seeks to take an important step in diagnosing the problems and in pointing towards their solutions.
 

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Contents

Introduction perspectives on sustainability and aviation
3
Organizational and growth trends in air transport
19
The social and economic benefits of aviation
36
The human health impacts of aviation
48
The global atmospheric impacts of aviation
77
Aircraft noise community relations and stakeholder involvement
97
Environmental management and the aviation industry
115
The potential for modal substitution Milan Janic
131
Key issues in aviation environmental policymaking
204
Towards sustainable aviation?
211
the NGO perspective
213
Environmental and economic factors in airport capacity
218
Potential improvements to air traffic management
220
some pointers to the way ahead
223
what do you mean?
225
problems and solutions
229

Air freight and global supply chains the environmental dimension
149
The potential offered by aircraft and engine technologies
162
Climate policy for civil aviation actors policy instruments and the potential for emissions reductions
179
Multisector commentaries on sustainability and aviation
199
implications for economies transition
201
Airlines and sustainable development
232
The case for no growth
234
Conclusion
239
Index
242
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William R. Blackburn is a lawyer and leading sustainability consultant with three decades of experience. Amongst his positions, Blackburn is a member of the Management Team of the Stakeholder Council, Global Reporting Initiative and expert delegate of the

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