An investigation of UK passenger attitudes towards the carbon offsetting of both flight and airport emissions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/346175
Title:
An investigation of UK passenger attitudes towards the carbon offsetting of both flight and airport emissions
Authors:
Cliffe, Anthony D. ( 0000-0002-2627-3678 )
Abstract:
Airlines and airports have to meet strict carbon emission reduction targets by 2050. Technological improvements and operational efficiencies can only go so far, in an industry that relies on hydrocarbons. To help the industry meet its targets, carbon offset schemes are a viable tool. These schemes are voluntary to passengers and so to become successful passengers in large numbers need to engage with them. At present less than 9% of passengers have ever donated to a carbon offset scheme. The industry has failed to promote such schemes with 60% of passengers unaware that they exist. Despite this, 82% would offset in the future, women and under 40’s in particular. Factors such as gender and a passenger’s belief in the existence of climate change play a key role in affecting a passenger’s likelihood of donating to a scheme. The airport offset scheme is a viable one, however there is mixed reaction from passengers.
Advisors:
Ribchester, Chris
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/346175
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorRibchester, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorCliffe, Anthony D.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-04T13:42:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-04T13:42:23Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/346175en
dc.description.abstractAirlines and airports have to meet strict carbon emission reduction targets by 2050. Technological improvements and operational efficiencies can only go so far, in an industry that relies on hydrocarbons. To help the industry meet its targets, carbon offset schemes are a viable tool. These schemes are voluntary to passengers and so to become successful passengers in large numbers need to engage with them. At present less than 9% of passengers have ever donated to a carbon offset scheme. The industry has failed to promote such schemes with 60% of passengers unaware that they exist. Despite this, 82% would offset in the future, women and under 40’s in particular. Factors such as gender and a passenger’s belief in the existence of climate change play a key role in affecting a passenger’s likelihood of donating to a scheme. The airport offset scheme is a viable one, however there is mixed reaction from passengers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectcarbon offset schemesen
dc.subjectaircraften
dc.titleAn investigation of UK passenger attitudes towards the carbon offsetting of both flight and airport emissionsen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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