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Factors affecting environmental practice adoption at small European airports: an investigation

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posted on 18.01.2021, 11:53 authored by Grace A. Harley, Andrew TimmisAndrew Timmis, Lucy Budd
The majority of the world's 3759 commercial airports handle under 5 million passengers a year and these small airports rarely employ practices to address their environmental externalities. The aim of this research is to investigate the range of environmental practices (EPs) that are employed at small European airports and identify the factors which affect their adoption. The findings of an online survey of 413 small airports in the European Common Aviation Area reveal that the EPs most commonly adopted concern waste management and noise reduction. Privately owned airports were generally more engaged with EPs than publicly owned ones. Consumer pressure, regulatory intervention, and airport size positively affected the adoption of environmental practices whereas complexity, perceived relative advantage and human resource constraints acted as barriers to adoption. The paper concludes with recommendations for policy and practice to support EP engagement and reduce the environmental impact of small airport operations worldwide.

Funding

DTP 2018-19 Loughborough University

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Volume

88

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2020.102572.

Publication date

2020-10-06

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1361-9209

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Andrew Timmis. Deposit date: 15 January 2021

Article number

102572