Aeropolitics and Economics of Aviation Emissions Mitigation
The purpose of this chapter is to review and put forward some conceptual arguments relating to the global aeropolitical landscape and its influences on several factors relating to emissions and air transport. The chapter broadly adopts and incorporates various principles of policy analysis and political economy analysis to assess the significance of the positions held by various actors around the issue. A short case study on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is offered. The chapter argues that aeropolitics, and the associated aspects of climate change versus green agendas, is deeply embedded within politics and shifts in political capital.