4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ultimately the sustainability of life on this wonderful planet we call home.

It’s more important than ever in the Transportation sector to find innovative ways to decrease our carbon footprint and endeavour to become a low carbon economy.  While efforts have been made in some areas, the aviation industry has been slower to implement policies and regulations to control carbon emissions.

Worldwide flights in 2013 were responsible for 705 million tonnes of CO2, which accounts for 2 percent of all carbon emissions globally.   According to the EU’s Climate Action Plan, the world was on track to see emissions … Read more...

EHS budgeting, OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative update, Malaysia Airlines’ missing flight, and more on EHS This Week.

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • The importance of safety role models
  • Six steps for efficient EHS budgeting
  • OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative update
  • Wildfires encourage international collaboration
  • Malaysia Airlines: Missing Flight 370

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcasts, check out the links below.

  • Six Steps for Efficient EHS Budgeting. Read it here.
  • OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin. Read it here.
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