House of Commons Library Research Paper on Aviation and Climate Change

January 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm | Posted in Aviation, Climate change, Heathrow expansion, House of Commons, MPs, Parliament | Leave a comment

Aviation is a growing industry. Government and the aviation industry recognise a link between aviation emissions and climate change, although there is uncertainty about the measurement of the exact effects. Given the predicted growth in the aviation sector, it seems likely that unless emissions are curbed, they will cancel out efforts made to reduce emissions in other sectors. This paper sets out to explain: the effects of emissions from aviation; the difficulties in making accurate calculations about how these emissions effect climate change; and what proposals and actions are being taken at various levels to reduce these emissions.

24 JANUARY 2008 Aviation and Climate Change

Louise Smith
Paul Bolton

(I am posting this now so I can read the rest of it tomorrow. It provides more background for the Department of Transport’s Open Consultation on Adding capacity at Heathrow airport.)

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