The Stern Review reports that emissions from aviation have been rising
faster than other sectors in recent years, largely as a result of global
trade. Nowhere are these concerns expressed more vocally than in
relation to tourism and air freight. Yet these concerns extend only to
the environmental impacts of aviation, ignoring attendant social and
economic benefits. This report seeks to expand analysis of aviation's
impact on sustainable development by understanding the impact that air
freighting has on producer nations, particularly in developing
This publication is based on Fresh Insights No. 11. Trade, Development
and Poverty: The Role of Air Freighted Horticultural Products.
International Institute for Environment and Development/ Natural Resources Institute, London, UK, 2 pp.