Green bailouts: relying on carbon offsetting will let polluting airlines off the hook

Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it's no solution to the climate crisis.

Ben Christopher Howard, Doctoral Researcher in Nature-based Solutions, University of Birmingham • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: bailout net-zero-emissions-2050 airlines aviation flights carbon-offsets emissions-trading airline-bankruptcies

Why airline bailouts are so unpopular with economists

Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: carbon-emissions bailout airlines air-travel

Why 231 economists felt airline bailouts represented poor taxpayer value

Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: carbon-emissions bailout airlines air-travel

Destination: green airline bailouts

Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: carbon-emissions bailout airlines air-travel

Coronavirus: how economic rescue plans can set the global economy on a path to decarbonisation

An economic downturn as severe as the great depression is possible, but what should emerge out of it?

John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus green-new-deal coronavirus-stimulus-program bailout economic-depression covid-19-stimulus-packages

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