December 14, 2015

COP21 and aviation

Now that the dust has settled from the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, we thought it was time to review how the global climate deal has affected international aviation.

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December 09, 2015

The lightest metal ever?

On this blog, we often highlight the importance of using lighter materials in aircraft. Less weight means less fuel burned and less CO2 emitted. We’ve covered plastics and ceramic-matrix composites before, but now, recent research by Boeing has resulted in lightest metal structure ever made.

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December 03, 2015

Aviation and the Lima-Paris Action Agenda

At last year’s UNFCCC climate negotiations in Lima, COP20, the Peruvian presidency and the upcoming French presidency set up a new initiative called the ‘Lima-Paris Action Agenda’ (LPAA) alongside the UN and UNFCCC. The purpose of the LPAA is to bring together not only governments, but cities, regions and other sub national entities, international organizations, civil society, indigenous peoples, women, youth, academic institutions, as well as businesses (otherwise known as ‘non-state actors’) to find solutions to addressing climate change.

At COP21, currently underway in Paris, Indana Prabhakara Rao, CEO of Delhi International Airport, has been speaking about the role of aviation in the context of the LPAA. In case you didn’t catch it, here is the transcript of his speech:

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