Mitigation aviation's long term impact on climate change
Peeters, P. (2016). Mitigation aviation's long term impact on climate change. Paper presented at the Greener Aviation conference: Achievements and perspectives, Brussels, Belgium.
The aviation sector claims to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2020 and by 2050 even halve emissions compared to 2020. In this study we use an integrated global tourism & travel model to explore these claims and assess additional scenarios. The main conclusions of the study are that the sector’s current action such as the CO2 standard, global market-based measures and sustainable biofuels fail to reach the carbon neutral ambition. 80-90% emission reductions can only be achieved with a ‘steady-state’ development for air transport. Economically, this is not necessarily a disadvantage for the sector.
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