All adrift: aviation, shipping, and climate change policy

Meaningful policy measures to address rising CO2 from international aviation and shipping remain woefully inadequate, according to a new article in Climate Policy by Alice Bows-Larkin.

Bringing together Tyndall research on both of these key sectors, the article concludes that there are stark differences between aviation and shipping that need to be more clearly distinguished. "There is a portfolio of opportunities for short- to medium-term decarbonisation for shipping, but its complexity is its greatest barrier to change. In contrast, for aviation the solution remains controversial and unpopular – avoiding 2°C requires aviation demand management”, said Alice Bows-Larkin.

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