Aviation Links & Resources

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Important Aviation Publications

Aviation Emissions Websites

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Important Aviation Publications

ACCRI (Aviation Climate Change Research Initiative), part of the Federal Aviation Administration, has published several reports on climate impacts and the metrics for measuring these impacts from aviation emissions.

IPCC Special Report on Aviation and the Global Atmosphere (1999) Current and future impacts on climate from aviation emissions and options to reduce emission.

Growth scenarios for EU & UK aviation: contradictions with climate policy. Tyndall Centre Working Paper 84, January 2006

Forster, P.M de F., Shine, K.P., & Stuber, N.  (2006). “It is premature to include non-CO2 effects of aviation in emission trading schemes.Atmospheric Environment 40(6), 1117-1121

UNECE/EMEP Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections.  (2006). EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook 2006. 

Workshop on the Impacts of Aviation on Climate Change (2006). Workshop on the Impacts of Aviation on Climate Change: A Report of Findings and Recommendations.  Cambridge, MA: June 7-9, 2006

WWF (ND) “Including aviation into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme – WWF position statement.

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Aviation Emissions Websites

International Civil Aviation Organisation Carbon Calculator
ICAO has developed a methodology to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions from air travel for use in offset programs.
The methodology accounts for various factors such as aircraft types, route specific data, passenger load factors and cargo carried. For additional information, see the accompanying methodology to the ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator.

EU site focusing on the process for aviation emissions to be included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) with links to consultation on monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV)

PARTNER (Partnership  for AiR Transportation Noise & Emissions Reduction) is a cooperative (academia, industry, government) research organization operating out of MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department with projects and reports relating to technological and policy solutions to aviation emissions and noise problems (Project 12 most relevant)

OMEGA (Opportunities for Meeting the Environmental challenge of Growth in Aviation) is an independent body made up of partnerships between nine UK universities that offers insights on the environmental effects of the aviation industry and sustainability solutions

QUANTIFY is an integrated project aimed at quantifying the climate impacts from European transport systems

Originating within QUANTIFY, ATTICA (European Assessment of Transport Impacts on Climate Change and Ozone Depletion) aims to produce assessments of the impacts of transport emissions on climate change and ozone depletion

METRIC (a division of QUANTIFY) assesses different metrics for determining potential climate impact from emissions.

ECATS (Environmentally Compatible Air Transport System) is an expert group conducting research on the environmental impact of air transport

United States Department of Transportation (Bureau of Transportation Statistics).  (n.d.). Research and Innovative Technology Administration: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

enviro.aero was established by ATAG (Air Transport Action Group- a global association of all sectors of the air transport industry) to provide information on the air transport industry’s efforts to limit the impact of aviation on the environment

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs) is the UK department responsible for environmental protection and their EU Emission Trading Scheme webpage has links to white papers on aviation impacts and inclusion in EU ETS

AEF (Aviation Environment Federation) is a UK based NGO that tracks EU aviation news and publishes quarterly newsletters providing information on environmental effects of aviation and advising policy decisions 

The European Federation for Transport and Environment is an NGO campaigning for sustainable transport with up-to-date news feed on aviation issues, particularly in Europe.

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Airline Industry

The Aviation Global Deal (AGD) Group is an industry coalition that brings together leading international airlines, aviation sector companies and international NGO The Climate Group.Their goal is to contribute towards "a pragmatic, fair and effective policy solution that incorporates international aviation CO2 emissions into a new global climate change deal."

The Association of European Airlines includes 34 major European airlines and has developed an Emissions Containment Policy that addresses environmental concerns including emissions and noise pollution, and inclusion in the Emissions Trading Scheme

Boeing’s environmental information and report

Airbus’s environmental information

World Business Council for Sustainable Development- Mobility link lists news on transport sustainability

IATA (International Air Transport Association) is an international trade body representing 230 airlines and serving the airline industry

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Transport Bureau (ATB)’s environmental activities are conducted through CAEP (Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection)

Presentation by ICAO on airline “Industry goals and measures to address CO2 emissions from aviation

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