THE INFLUENCE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF AIRPORTS
- 1. Manisa Celal Bayar University, Alaşehir Vocational School, Landscape and Ornamental Plants Program, 45600 Alaşehir/Manisa.
- 2. Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Gaziosmanpasa University, Taslciftlik campus, Tokat, -Turkey
- 3. Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture, İzmir
Abstract: Today’s communication and transportation networks develop together with technology. Transportation is an important and indispensable part of modern life that determines the quality of life of modern people. In addition to the social changes brought about by the development of transport, there are also significant environmental impacts. One of the important elements of the transportation that causes these effects is transportation by air. The air transportation, as one of the most important sectors, is showing an increasing trend globally. The airports, which are considered as the connection points of the air transportation, open new doors into the economic, social and cultural development of the regions. On the contrary, they have negative effects on the environment. In this research, the importance of continuity of the environmental management system and environmental protection measures is addressed in order to ensure that the damage caused by airports is minimized. As a result, proposals on this issue have been put forward.