Planes are a key part of this illegal business, which victimises an estimate of 46 million people, including children. Air Asia is one of the first airlines in the continent to crack down on this global crime.
and Radley Horton –
Studies have traditionally focused on how aviation can impact climate change, but researchers from Columbia University have recently projected that airlines stand to lose millions of dollars as a result of global warming. Here's why.
Freya Higgins-Desbiolles –
No place on earth is off limits for the tourism industry nor, unfortunately, the negative impacts it can bring. This year, declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the UN, here's how we can steer the tourism industry in a more sustainable direction.
Martin Young, Francis Markham, James Higham, and John Jenkins –
The aviation sector is a massive consumer of fossil fuels and producer of carbon emissions; but can Australia really do without it? Business and tourism experts explain why life without air travel in Australia isn't as crazy as it sounds.
Air travel is cheaper than ever, but the true price of aviation is not well understood among the travelling population. Roger Tyers from the University of Southampton explains why flying is terrible from a climate perspective.
It may be difficult to feel optimistic about the year ahead given how disturbing 2016 was, but Rikke Netterstrom, executive director for CSR Asia in Malaysia, outlines a few reasons why 2017 will be better.
International aviation representatives recently agreed to an aviation-specific climate agreement. Climate experts Christiana Figueres and Laurence Tubiana share how the sector's growth can be decoupled from carbon emissions.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.