This white paper is the second part of a tetralogy that dives into the sustainability issues of the air transport sector. It will go into more details regarding current and future technical progress to contribute to these objectives. Carriers and manufacturers can work on two axes; firstly, increase the energy efficiency of planes to decrease fuel consumption, and then shift towards biofuels and synthetic fuels, for which guarantying sustainability is still an issue.
As environmental questions have been rising recently across all the industries, the transport sector has been pointed out as one of a few sectors that have experienced a rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the last 30 years in Europe.
Op dezelfde dag dat de Green Deal is gepresenteerd door de Europese Commissie, werd een classificeringssysteem voor duurzame investeringen afgewezen door Europese lidstaten. Het doel van deze ‘groene lijst’ was het inzien of een investering bij zou dragen aan het verminderen van broeikasgassen
Fantastic plastic! Cheap, light and versatile, plastics have literally invaded our lives with a total of almost 9 billion tons produced since its industrial expansion in the 1950s. The word ‘plastic’ only recently became associated with a category of materials: polymers.
Op 12 december 2015 is door een gezamenlijke inspanning van 186 landen tijdens de klimaattop in Parijs (COP21) het VN-klimaatakkoord vastgesteld. Het akkoord, momenteel ondertekend door 195 landen, behelst een ambitieus doel: het beperken van de opwarming van de aarde tot maximaal 2 graden Celsius.
Breathe in, breathe out. How could a simple and indispensable routine become a major problem?Air pollution is old, it has accompanied civilizations since humans created the first fires. Once local, it has now incrementally become a global challenge. When cities grow and get crowded, they must face significant air pollution issues and must organise themselves to contain them.
2,300,000,000 €. That is the estimated amount of traffic-congestion costs for Belgium in 2018. It might not come as a surprise: Belgium and mobility have never been a match made in heaven. With Brussels being the capital of Europe, in addition to ill-conceived roadways and financially attractive company car policies, the amount of traffic jams has only been increasing over recent years.
On May 29th, the Dutch Council of State ruled that the active Dutch nitrogen policy, “Programma Aanpak Stikstof” (PAS) (active since July 1st, 2015), conflicted with the European Habitat Directive (directive 92/43/EEG), and could no longer be used to grant permits. Since then, many construction projects have been put on hold.
Research carried out by our team in the Netherlands has uncovered that the Dutch craft beer sector is struggling with becoming more sustainable. The main difficulties that are being faced by the brewers are the small-scale nature of the breweries and the uncertainty regarding the willingness to pay for sustainable beer by Dutch consumers…