Does size matter? - the impact of size on sustainability


In his latest commentary, Professor Frank Convery, Chairperson of Comhar - the Sustainable Development Council (SDC) - looks at the relationship between size and sustainability.

This relationship covers such topics as -

  • the impact of heavier air passengers on CO2 emissions;
  • the impact of bigger cars on parking space construction and requirements - and
  • the impact of big houses on scarce raw materials.

Professor Convery asks the question - should the smaller continue to pay for the bigger? He suggests that if you are of the larger version the next time when you travel by air, you could consider purchasing your more svelt fellow passenger a glass of wine and a meal to acknowledge the fact that their fare is helping to subsidise your excess weight.

To access Professor Convery's commentary - Click Here