Aci (2). CO2 reduction by European airport industry announced
133 airports in Europe are now certified at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation
At this year’s "ACI Europe & World Annual General Assembly" (WAGA) taking place in Brussels, the European region of ACI today announced 4 new carbon neutral airports in Europe and issued an update on the progress it has been making in addressing its CO2 emissions, through the independent and voluntary global certification programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA).
Reaching carbon neutrality under Airport Carbon Accreditation means that an airport has reduced the emissions under its direct control (Scope 1 & 2) as much as it was possible and has offset the remaining residual emissions.
The latest European airports to become carbon neutral at the dedicated Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony during this year’s WAGA in Brussels were:
Brussels Airport - having joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme in 2010, it has invested significantly across the range of its emissions sources and implemented a comprehensive sustainability strategy – gradually ascending the levels of the programme to become carbon neutral today.
London-Stansted - the airport joined its MAG siblings Manchester and East Midlands in becoming carbon neutral, making it the first carbon neutral airport group in the UK.
Rome-Ciampino - as the second airport operated by Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), Ciampino joined Rome-Fiumicino in becoming carbon neutral as well.
Treviso - the Italian regional airport - also received its Level 3+ Neutrality certificate.
The European airport industry last year committed to have 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030. These latest additions bring the list of carbon neutral airports in Europe to 34.
With 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality), Airport Carbon Accreditation is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed and has the support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission (EC).
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