This book analyses the political, economic and managerial challenges for policy makers and the air transport industry as they face climate change.

Based on an overview of the scientific background and technological options for emissions reduction, Aviation and Climate Change provides an in-depth assessment of environmental regulation and management. It provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the effects of aviation on climate change, and an economic analysis of policies to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. The main emphasis of the book is on the economic mechanisms used to lessen emissions – carbon taxes, emissions trading schemes and offset schemes. It pays particular attention to the ways these policies work, and to the interaction between them – for instance, the interaction between taxes and emissions trading schemes. One feature of the book is that it analyses the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) which has been developed by ICAO for international aviation, and which is due to commence operation shortly. The advantages and disadvantages of this controversial scheme are discussed.

This book will be of interest to researchers in diverse areas (economics, political science, engineering, natural sciences), to air transport policy makers, and to managers in the aviation industry.

chapter 1|3 pages

Introduction and overview

ByFrank Fichert, Peter Forsyth, Hans-Martin Niemeier

chapter 2|12 pages

Aviation emissions and climate impacts

ByVolker Grewe

chapter 3|31 pages

Renewable fuels for aviation

ByArne Roth

chapter 4|32 pages

Air transport and the challenge of climate change – how aviation climate change policies work

ByFrank Fichert, Peter Forsyth, Hans-Martin Niemeier

chapter 5|25 pages

ETSs and aviation

Implementation of schemes in the EU and other countries
ByPeter Morrell

chapter 6|13 pages

International action and the role of ICAO

ByKarlheinz Haag

chapter 7|13 pages

ICAO’s new CORSIA scheme at a glance – a milestone towards greener aviation?

BySven Maertens, Wolfgang Grimme, Janina Scheelhaase

chapter 8|15 pages

Voluntary carbon offset schemes in the airline industry

Why did they fail?
ByAndreas Knorr, Alexander Eisenkopf

chapter 9|36 pages

Roadmap to decarbonising aviation

ByBill Hemmings, Andrew Murphy, Thomas Earl, Carlos Calvo Ambel, Lucy Gilliam, Jori Sihvonen, Laura Buffet

chapter 10|21 pages

Intermodal dimension of climate change policy

ByWerner Rothengatter

chapter 11|19 pages

Scenarios for future policies – potential costs and competitive impacts of different market-based measures for the limitation of all climate relevant species from aviation

ByJanina D. Scheelhaase, Katrin Dahlmann, Martin Jung, Hermann Keimel, Hendrik Nieße, Robert Sausen, Martin Schaefer, Florian Wolters

chapter 13|37 pages

Review and further directions

ByPeter Forsyth