Aci Europe: airport industry Net Zero 2050 resolution expanded and reaffirmed
With tighter criteria and renewed ambition
ACI EUROPE today announced a renewed and enhanced commitment to net zero carbon emissions with more European airports than ever before committed to achieving decarbonisation for emissions under their control by 2050. As the ACI EUROPE/World Annual General Assembly, Congress and Exhibition gets underway in Barcelona, the European airport industry put environmental sustainability front and centre, setting the scene at the year’s most important global gathering of airport leaders.
More airports, accelerated targets, enhanced transparency
A raft of accelerated and expanded commitments by European airports was released today:
The total number of airports individually committed to net zero carbon emissions in Europe has risen to 324 in 38 countries -- accounting for 76% of the continent’s passenger traffic.
Since the last progress update, in June 2022, 57 airports undersigned the ACI EUROPE Net Zero Resolution for the first time, including Aerfort Idirnaisiunta Dhun na nGall, Aéroport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord, Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac, Aéroport de Pau – Pyrénées, Billund Airport, Connaught Airport Development Company, DHMI (43 airports in Türkiye), Farnborough Airport, Flughafen Friedrichshafen, Flughafen Köln-Bonn GmbH, Fraport TAV Antalya, Košice Airport, Regional & City Airports (Solent & Coventry) and SOF Connect (Sofia Airport).
48 airports have advanced their target over last year’s pledge, whilst 132 airports are now committed to reaching net zero by 2030 or earlier.
The reaffirmed ACI EUROPE Net Zero Resolution now requires committed airports to submit a net zero carbon roadmap within one year.
The publicly available repository of airport net zero carbon roadmaps, provided by ACI EUROPE to ensure the transparency and efficacy of airports’ progress to their climate objectives, is set to further expand. The updated repository now covers the net zero plans of 153 airports, and is complemented by the Resolution’s new requirement to submit such a roadmap by 31 May 2024.
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