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Chapter 14 Aeromobilities in Transition, From quick and dirty to slow and sexy

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-64-7-3289

ISBN: 978-1-910158-64-7

Published: November 2016

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Published in: Low Carbon Mobility Transitions

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-64-7-2847



In this chapter we discuss the current impacts of aviation on the environment and climate change. The sharp growth of this industry will lead to an even greater future impact. Therefore, we come with some suggestions to reduce the carbon emissions of the industry. We conclude that a combination of economical, behavioural and technological measures is the only way to go if a decrease of carbon in a growing industry is to be achieved. Price mechanisms like increasing taxes and introducing real carbon cost should lead to less demand for air travel. Furthermore, promoting regional tourism and de-marketing long haul destinations contributes to a sharp emission reduction. Short haul and regional travel should be combined with promoting low carbon travel modes, like rail transport. If decision makers can combine these measures and force their airlines to adopt the latest technological standards on aircraft, we believe that the industry can transform from a ‘quick and dirty’ way of transport to a ‘slow and sexy’ one.

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  • Rob Bongaerts, Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands (Author)
  • Jeroen Nawijn, Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands (Author)
  • Eke Eijgelaar, Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands (Author)
  • Paul Peeters, Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands (Author)

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Bongaerts, Nawijn, Eijgelaar & Peeters, 2016

Bongaerts, R., Nawijn, J., Eijgelaar, E. & Peeters, P. (2016) "Chapter 14 Aeromobilities in Transition, From quick and dirty to slow and sexy" In: Hopkins, D. & Higham, J. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-64-7-3289


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