Aviation and Climate Change: Lessons for European Policy

1st Edition

Alice Bows, Kevin Anderson, Paul Upham

Routledge
Published May 16, 2014
Reference - 35 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415759465 - CAT# Y163152
Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Geography and Environment

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Summary

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.

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