This has emerged from recent research carried out by VU University Amsterdam’s Institute for Environmental Studies. The study in question focused on more than 400 individual passengers who passed through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in November 2006. Seventy five percent of those questioned said that they would be prepared to pay an average surcharge of 23 euros per flight, over and above the price of their ticket. Only 14 % of those questioned objected to the idea of a surcharge.
If 75% of all airline passengers throughout the world were prepared to pay more to compensate for their CO2 emissions, this would generate a total of 23 billion euros for climate policy. These findings bode well for the new government’s plan to collect 350 million euros from passengers. This amount is equivalent to 25 euros per ticket. The study revealed, however, that support for a climate surcharge is conditional on climate-related measures being taken. This is because the main reasons for people’s willingness to pay are concern for the environment, a desire to prevent natural disasters, and a sense of responsibility for the fate of future generations.
The study also showed that North Americans and Europeans are more convinced than Asians about the benefits of a surcharge. One explanation for this is that concern for the environment in general, and awareness of the climate problem in particular, is greater among Americans and Europeans than among Asians. Furthermore, the degree of goodwill that an individual exhibits towards the surcharge is, to a significant extent, dependent on their income and on the number of flights that they make.
Mirjam Gouweloos | alfa
Invasive Insects Cost the World Billions Per Year
04.10.2016 | University of Adelaide
Malaysia's unique freshwater mussels in danger
27.09.2016 | The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Ultrafast lasers have introduced new possibilities in engraving ultrafine structures, and scientists are now also investigating how to use them to etch microstructures into thin glass. There are possible applications in analytics (lab on a chip) and especially in electronics and the consumer sector, where great interest has been shown.
This new method was born of a surprising phenomenon: irradiating glass in a particular way with an ultrafast laser has the effect of making the glass up to a...
Terahertz excitation of selected crystal vibrations leads to an effective magnetic field that drives coherent spin motion
Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how...
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...
In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.
A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.
"People have already built small quantum computers," says Sandia researcher Ryan Camacho. "Maybe the first useful one won't be a single giant quantum computer...
14.10.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
12.10.2016 | Event News
27.10.2016 | Materials Sciences
27.10.2016 | Physics and Astronomy
27.10.2016 | Life Sciences