The Resource Aviation and climate change : aircraft emissions expected to grow, but technological and operational improvements and government policies can help control emissions : report to congressional committees

Aviation and climate change : aircraft emissions expected to grow, but technological and operational improvements and government policies can help control emissions : report to congressional committees

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Aviation and climate change : aircraft emissions expected to grow, but technological and operational improvements and government policies can help control emissions : report to congressional committees
Title
Aviation and climate change
Title remainder
aircraft emissions expected to grow, but technological and operational improvements and government policies can help control emissions : report to congressional committees
Title variation
Aircraft emissions expected to grow, but technological and operational improvements and government policies can help control emissions
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Language
eng
Summary
Aircraft emit greenhouse gases and other emissions, contributing to increasing concentrations of such gases in the atmosphere. Many scientists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) -- a United Nations organization that assesses scientific, technical, and economic information on climate change -- believe these gases may negatively affect the earth's climate. Given forecasts of growth in aviation emissions, some governments are taking steps to reduce emissions. In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed (1) estimates of aviation's current and future contribution to greenhouse gas and other emissions that may affect climate change; (2) existing and potential technological and operational improvements that can reduce aircraft emissions; and (3) policy options for governments to help address commercial aircraft emissions. GAO conducted a literature review; interviewed representatives of government agencies, industry and environmental organizations, airlines, and manufacturers, and interviewed and surveyed 18 experts in economics and aviation on improvements for reducing emissions from aircraft. GAO is not making recommendations. Relevant agencies provided technical comments which we incorporated as appropriate and EPA said emissions standards can have a positive benefit to cost ratio and be an important part of policy options to control emissions
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Aircraft exhaust emissions
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
Label
Aviation and climate change : aircraft emissions expected to grow, but technological and operational improvements and government policies can help control emissions : report to congressional committees
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Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed June 9, 2009)
  • "June 2009."
  • "GAO-09-554."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 94 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Aviation and climate change : aircraft emissions expected to grow, but technological and operational improvements and government policies can help control emissions : report to congressional committees
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed June 9, 2009)
  • "June 2009."
  • "GAO-09-554."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 94 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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