Climate Policy for Aviation - Analyses of measures at multiple levels
Licentiate thesis, 2019
Our results show that actions to reduce aviation emissions are taken at all geographical levels of governance. On the local level, a surprisingly large share, more than a quarter, of the cities studied are taking policy initiatives to reduce aviation. Moreover, we have recognized that cities tend to choose the system boundary (consumption or territorial perspective) that results in the lowest reported emissions. The major perceived conflict of interest at the local level is economic growth vs reduced air travel. With limited authority within the local setting, such as in the case of aviation emissions, governing by ‘agenda setting’ can be an important channel for cities to express their concerns and support change at higher levels.
On the national level, some countries have policies such as passenger taxes, biofuel blending mandates (from 2020 in Norway) and carbon taxes on jet fuel. National policies in a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) will overlap fully with CORSIA and/or the EU ETS, which adds challenges regarding additionality of the emissions said to be reduced due by the different policies. Further, there is a potential for national policies to be spread and thereby achieve cumulative emissions reduction.
climate policy instruments
Anna Katarina Elofsson
Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory, Physical Resource Theory 2
International and national climate policies for aviation: a review
Climate Policy,; Vol. 19(2019)p. 787-799
Local governance of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel
Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning,; Vol. 20(2018)p. 578-594
Biofuel Blending Mandate for Aviation, Elofsson A., Johansson D. & Larsson J.
Mistra sustainable consumtion - from niche to mainstream
Region Västra Götaland, 2018-01-01 -- 2019-12-31.
Areas of Advance
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Chalmers University of Technology
SB-H4 Building Samhällsbyggnad I-II, entrance from Sven Hultins Gata 6
Opponent: Dr Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director at Stockholm Environment Institute Adjunct Lecturer at the Linköping University