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An Assessment of the Potential of Carbon Offset Schemes to Mitigate the Climate Change Implications of Future Growth of UK Aviation

Description
Carbon offsetting is a mechanism for compensating for greenhouse gas &missions generated by aparticular activity by paying for equivalent emissions savings or reductions to be made elsewhere in the economy. This OMEGA study was designed to clarify the role, the effectiveness, and the credibility of offsetting for air travel and to investigate attitudes towards the offset concept amongst airline passengers. It involved literature reviews, an examination of carbon offset providers, and asurvey of passengers travelling through Manchester Airport.?

Offsetting is a problematic response to climate change for a variety of reasons, nevertheless it offersan incentive for organisations and individuals to take action to limit greenhouse gas &missions andvoluntary carbon markets are evolving rapidly. The scholarly literature on carbon offsetting – whilstpresently limited – is also developing rapidly as offsetting receives increasingly critical scrutiny.?
Resource
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Author
Paul Hooper; Ben Daley; Holly Preston; Callum Thomas / Centre for Air Transport and the Environment
Publisher
Centre for Air Transport and the Environment
Publication Year
2012
Resource Type
Whitepaper
Language
English
Topics
Sustainability
Subjects
Sustainability

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