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Global Impact Assessment of Regulations and Policies for Sustainable Aviation by 2050

Project description

Quantifying the environmental impact of global air transport

Airlines today are leaner, greener and safer, but their environmental impact remains a major concern. The EU-funded GLIMPSE2050 project will quantify the environmental impact at global air transport system level up to 2050 of regulations and policies that are currently discussed and potentially introduced until 2040. This impact includes noise and emissions. From this quantification, GLIMPSE2050 provides recommendations to target stakeholders. After the systematic selection of regulations and policies, researchers will establish the assessment scope and set the quantification process, building on proven and successfully applied approaches. The project will compare the environmental performance of the air transport system for selected periods with projected economic, demographical and technological developments with and without regulations and policies.

Objective

Cross-positioned in Clean Sky 2 and part of Clean Sky 2 TE, GLIMPSE2050 quantifies the environmental impact at air transport system level up to 2050 of regulations and policies that are currently discussed and potentially introduced until 2040. This impact includes noise and emissions. From this quantification, GLIMPSE2050 provides recommendations to target stakeholders.

Through its quantification, GLIMPSE2050 helps to understand which environmental benefits can be achieved in addition to those brought by Clean Sky 2 technologies. This understanding subsequently helps to evaluate to which extent technology diffusion in aviation can reach the ACARE Flightpath 2050 environmental goals.

GLIMPSE2050’s concept is twofold: first it sets the assessment scope by a systematic selection of regulations and policies and of target stakeholders; then it sets the quantification process, building on proven and successfully applied approaches. For every year 2020/2025/2030/2035/2040/2045/2050, this process compares the environmental performance of two scenarios: one is a projection of the air transport system in that year based on autonomous economic, demographical and technological developments but without the regulations and policies; the other is a projection of the air transport system in the same year, but with the regulations and policies introduced. In these scenarios, Clean Sky 2 technologies are considered an autonomous technological development.

GLIMPSE2050 expects to impact Clean Sky 2 TE (by complementing the other assessments), Clean Sky 2 JU and Clean Sky 2 Members (by monitoring Clean Sky 2 achievements in a broader perspective), EC and EU Member States (by assessing the level of success towards the ACARE Flightpath 2050 goals), aviation sector (by providing capabilities to assess effects on business development), research community (by indicating opportunities for further research), and society (by displaying effort and progress in sustainable aviation).

Coordinator

STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTCENTRUM
Net EU contribution
€ 193 670,00
Address
ANTHONY FOKKERWEG 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
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Total cost
€ 193 670,00