International Air Travel and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Proposal for an Adaptation Levy

20 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2010  

Benito Müller

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cameron J. Hepburn

London School of Economics, Grantham Research Institute

Abstract

Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation services have been increasing rapidly and are likely to continue to do so in the absence of major policy changes. At the same time, while all countries will experience impacts from climate change, developing countries are the most vulnerable. Significant financial assistance for adaptation is therefore needed for developing countries, but current proposals are inadequate. Solutions to the challenges of both aviation greenhouse gas emissions and climate change adaptation finance are thus urgently required. This paper proposes an international air travel adaptation levy that addresses both problems.

Suggested Citation

Müller, Benito and Hepburn, Cameron J., International Air Travel and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Proposal for an Adaptation Levy. World Economy, Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 830-849, June 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2010.01287.x

Benito Müller

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Cameron J. Hepburn

London School of Economics, Grantham Research Institute ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
Great Britain

HOME PAGE: http://www.cameronhepburn.com

Paper statistics

Downloads
1
Abstract Views
360