Friday, June 14, 2024

Travel’s presentation of information key to combating climate change

Is the future of sustainability in travel just about travelling less and doing more carbon offsetting? Do we need to think about alternative ways to solve this challenge?   To explore this topic Vibe recently held an event called ‘Great Minds’ at the Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands in the UK that was attended by around […]

Aviation industry could cut climate impact by 20% in five years

The findings of a new paper, ‘Aircraft Emissions, Their Plume-Scale Effects, and the Spatio-Temporal Sensitivity of the Atmospheric Response: A Review’, could provide impetus for the aviation industry to drastically reduce its climate impact with only minimal changes to aircraft equipment and infrastructure. The University of Bristol paper, published in the journal Aerospace, suggests modification […]

Can aviation ever be truly green?

The environmental cost of air travel is an ever prominent issue, especially recently with the blocking of the expansion of Heathrow airport, which was ruled as unlawful as it did not align with the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change. But, can an industry which accounts for around 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions […]

ICAO Council adopts new aircraft CO2 emissions standard

The 36-State International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard – which it says will reduce the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate. Contained in a new volume III to annex 16 of the Chicago Convention (Environmental Protection), the aircraft CO2 emissions measure represents the world’s first global […]