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Aviation and the Global Atmosphere: Summary for Policymakers

Library Holdings.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was jointly established by the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1988 to: (i) assess available information on the science, the impacts, and the economics of, and the options for
mitigating and/or adapting to, climate change and (ii) provide,
on request, scientific/technical/socio-economic advice to the
Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since then the IPCC has produced a series of Assessment Reports, Special Reports, Technical Papers, methodologies, and other
products that have become standard works of reference, widely used by policymakers, scientists, and other experts. This Special Report was prepared following a request from
the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The state of understanding of the relevant science of the atmosphere, aviation technology, and socio-economic issues associated with mitigation options is assessed and reported for both subsonic and supersonic fleets. The potential effects that aviation has had in the past and may have in the future on
both stratospheric ozone depletion and global climate change are covered; environmental impacts of aviation at the local scale, however, are not addressed. The report synthesizes the findings to identify and characterize options for mitigating future impacts.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-05-24 14:52:10
Description Library Holdings.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was jointly established by the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1988 to: (i) assess available information on the science, the impacts, and the economics of, and the options for
mitigating and/or adapting to, climate change and (ii) provide,
on request, scientific/technical/socio-economic advice to the
Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since then the IPCC has produced a series of Assessment Reports, Special Reports, Technical Papers, methodologies, and other
products that have become standard works of reference, widely used by policymakers, scientists, and other experts. This Special Report was prepared following a request from
the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The state of understanding of the relevant science of the atmosphere, aviation technology, and socio-economic issues associated with mitigation options is assessed and reported for both subsonic and supersonic fleets. The potential effects that aviation has had in the past and may have in the future on
both stratospheric ozone depletion and global climate change are covered; environmental impacts of aviation at the local scale, however, are not addressed. The report synthesizes the findings to identify and characterize options for mitigating future impacts.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Environmental change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Decision-Support Resources on Human Contributions and Responses, Climate Variability, Ozone, Aircraft impact on Climate, Aviation Emissions, UV Radiation
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-05-24 14:41:43
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-06-05 19:20:11
Creator Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Groups I and III
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-05-24 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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