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"Cop 26". "A decarbonised future for aviation is now emerging"

Plans for a solar farm at Glasgow Airport; the initiatives of other four airports

The airport industry took centre stage in COP26’s Climate Action Hub today, reaffirming their global commitment to Net Zero and highlighting the evolving and renewed ambitions held by the industry despite the financial and operational challenges brought to bear by the global pandemic.

The airport Net Zero journey was brought to life much closer to the COP26 arena as CEO of AGS Airports Derek Provan used the platform to announce plans for a solar farm at Glasgow Airport. This initiative will give Glasgow Airport the capability to generate enough power for the entire airport campus and neighbouring businesses. This is equivalent to powering 20% of homes in the city of Glasgow –approximately 52 thousand households.

The most innovative and ecologically robust airport initiatives. These included:

Vancouver International Airport: on track to reach Net Zero by 2030 and with aspirations to be the greenest airport in the world.

Delhi "Indira Gandhi" International Airport: The first to reach the new Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 4+ in Asia-Pacific, its planned taxiway will save 55,000 tonnes of CO2 annually

Aéroport de La Réunion: with groundbreaking architectural designs that override the need for air conditioning by harnessing wind power

Aeropuerto Ecológico de Galápagos: The world’s first ecological airport which draws 100% of its energy from renewable sources.

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