Voluntary carbon offsets in the aviation industry : how environmental knowledge affects travellers willingness to pay : a systematic review
This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.
Although the amount of emission per passenger seat kilometer in the aviation industry is constantly decreasing through technological advancements and improved operations, the industry cannot negate its vast increase in total emissions. The driving factors behind aviation’s’ growing impact on the climate is the steep increase in passenger number. One mechanism which can be utilized to counteract these impacts are voluntary carbon offset schemes. By using a systematic quantitative literature review, this study reveals the over-arching connections between the environmental knowledge of study participants and their willingness to pay for carbon offsets. One major gap revealed was the lack of studies cooperating with the industry, which could have provided useful data on booking and purchase behavior. Although some studies found social-demographic factors as age, gender and education to be a reasonable predictor for the WTP, the majority did not confirm these, indicating effects of the regional and cultural background of the studies. A Network Analysis revealed a separation between offset related aspects into “impacts of carbon off-sets” and “offset projects types” including “co-benefits”. Aside from this, two major clusters were found. One surrounding different parties’ contribution to climate change, awareness and responsibility, the other forming around aspects of the new ecological paradigm and environmental impacts. Knowledge on one’s own and aviation’s contribution to climate change and the subsequent responsibility passenger’s felt or rejected consistently played a key role in the voluntary engagement with carbon offsets. Aspects of awareness however did not consistently increase the WTP. This leads to the assumption that mere awareness campaigns might not be a suitable tool to increase adoption of voluntary carbon offsets. ...
MetadataShow full item record
- Pro gradu -tutkielmat 
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Baumeister, Stefan (University of Jyväskylä, 2017)Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced and there is no doubt that human activities are the main cause. One activity that has received much attention in this discussion is air transportation. ...
Factors Affecting the Consumers’ Purchase Intention and Willingness-to-Pay More for Electric-Vehicle Technology Bhutto, Maqsood H.; Shaikh, Aijaz A.; Sharma, Ravishankar (International Consortium for Electronic Business, 2021)This study conducted an in-depth analysis of the factors affecting consumers’ intention to purchase and willingness to pay more for an electric vehicle (EV) in the developing-country context, extending the theory of planned ...
Does airlines’ eco-friendliness matter? Customer satisfaction towards an environmentally responsible airline Baumeister, Stefan; Nyrhinen, Jussi; Kemppainen, Tiina; Wilska, Terhi-Anna (Elsevier, 2022)The looming climate crisis requires an immediate response, also on an individual level. Consumers are being asked to reduce and replace their carbon-intensive consumption behaviors. One of the consumption behaviors with ...
Biofuels, carbon offsetting, climate-related financial disclosures and materiality in sustainability reporting in the airline industry Vilén, Ella (2020)Nopeasti kasvava kaupallinen ilmailu aiheuttaa merkittävän osan maailmanlaajuisista ihmisen aiheuttamista hiilidioksidipäästöistä. Lentoalan osuus ilmastonmuutoksesta li-sääntyy edelleen, jos jyrkkiä toimenpiteitä ei ...
Environmental Responsibility as a Factor in Gaining Competitive Advantage in the Aviation Industry Baumeister, Stefan (Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, 2015)In recent years there has been increasing interest in the environmental impacts of aviation, and some airlines have begun to address this issue more seriously. At the same time, competition in the aviation industry has ...