Submitted by: Yaron Cohen
I’m a RMES student, researching reasons and causes that foster innovation in the field of sustainable air transport, such as biofuels, and operational changes in airlines, airports, and the manufacturers of air-vehicles. It’s cool because there are plenty of technologies to tackle GHG emissions out there, but most of them aren’t implemented anywhere and I try to examine why. It’s important because we, sustainability people, would like to make a change, and therefore, it’s important to understand drivers for change that already work.
Once we understand what were the main causes for the air-transport industry (public opinion, trends in corporate responsibility, the industry’s structure, regulation, etc.) we’ll hopefully be able to foster the implementation of innovation to tackle environmental problems in other industries.