GHG Emissions from aircraft: the sky’s the limit!

In 2017 Germany ranked as the 22nd largest emitter of GHG emissions. Its emissions as a per centage of worlds total emissions amounted to 1.7 %. As a party to the Paris Accord, Germany assumed a responsibility of reducing its emissions to achieve the targets in the Paris accord. The emissions by each of the …

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Aviation Emissions will continue to take off!

The Canadian Government has not pressured our aviation industry into taking steps to reduce GHG emissions. In our September letter to The Honourable Catherine McKenna, we urged Canada to change course and take a firm message to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference at Montreal in September that further delay is unacceptable. We recently …

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Curbing “Wild West” emissions!

In January 2011 we commented on the need to reduce GHG emissions from air travel.  These emissions have increased – in part due to the increasing popularity of air travel among citizens of the developed nations and in part because the international aviation industry did little except talk about reducing emissions. In 2008 the European …

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Airline Offsets are not enough!

Air travel for recreational purposes is a large source of GHG emissions.  Air travelers can purchase offsets as part of the booking and paying for a specific flight. This way they can counter their share of the emissions generated during the trip.  The air line relies upon the analysis of a third party consultant to …

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The freedom to hop on a plane

Transportation is one of the largest contributors to GHG emissions, ranking second after the generation of electricity. Airlines are projected to account for about 2 percent of global emissions — about the same as Germany. Yet the global air transport industry, airlines and manufacturers, is free from any laws that would limit emissions or penalize …

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