Carbon neutral targets raised by ACI

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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As the 27th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress gets underway, the European airport industry renewed its commitment to reducing airports’ impact on climate change, announcing it was doubling its carbon neutrality target for 2030.

During the COP21 climate negotiations in December 2015, the membership of the European airport association ACI EUROPE committed to having 50 carbon neutral airports by 2030. Announcing this new commitment, Augustin de Romanet, President of ACI EUROPE and President & CEO of Groupe ADP, said:

"Europe’s airports are fully behind the objective of keeping global warming well below 2°C and aiming to reach 1.5°C. For its part, the airport industry has already moved from words to actions a while ago, through the independent carbon management programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation.

"At the last count, of the 116 European airports that are certified under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, 27 of them are now carbon neutral. This means that we are already more than half way to our initial commitment.”

He added: “So we thought we could do even better. And looking at how some have just stepped out from the Paris Agreement, we thought that we definitely needed to do better. So I am extremely proud today to announce that we are doubling our commitment – ACI EUROPE and the European airport industry are now committing to have 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030.”



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