Airports continue to make green progress

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
A selection of the accredited airport representatives with their awards
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The global airport industry has been hard at work to reduce and eliminate its CO2 emissions.

With international airline emissions soon to be subject to the CORSIA agreement struck at ICAO last year, the global airport industry has issued a reminder of the progress it has been making in addressing its CO2 emissions, through the independent and voluntary global programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation.

To date, 189 airports across the world are now certified at one of the four levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation. These airports welcome 2.5bn passengers a year, which equates to around 38% of global air passenger traffic. In all, 30 airports are now carbon neutral, with the latest additions being Bangalore International and Sunshine Coast airport.

Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World, commented that it was a testament to how much the programme had helped mobilise airport operators towards addressing their carbon footprints.

“Airport Carbon Accreditation is enabling a multi-speed effort, now involving 189 airports across the world and it’s inspiring to see the level of innovation and diversity with which airports are contributing to the fight against Climate Change,” she observed.

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