The 18th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress sees Europe’s airports commit to reducing their CO2 emissions, with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. ACI EUROPE commits to developing a tool.
Launch of Airport Carbon Accreditation at the 19th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress with over 30 of airports committing to become accredited within the first year.
Frankfurt Airport becomes the very first airport to become Airport Carbon Accredited, achieving the 'Reduction' level.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport becomes the first airport to achieve the highest level of accreditation: 'Neutrality'.
London-Heathrow, the busiest airport in Europe becomes accredited at the 'Optimisation' level.
20th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress announces that in its first year, the programme has achieved a reduction of over 411,000 tonnes of CO2.
The 'Bruges Declaration' resulting from the EU Aviation Summit explicitly refers to Airport Carbon Accreditation as the example of an industry-led carbon management initiative to be encouraged.
European Commission Vice President in charge of Transport, Siim Kallas participates in the accreditation ceremonies of Brussels Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports, commending the programme.
Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) & Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA) achieve accreditation for all their airports.
43 airports in 18 countries, accounting for over 43% of European passenger traffic are now Airport Carbon Accredited.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is extended to airports in the Asia-Pacific region, in partnership with ACI ASIA-PACIFIC and with the support of ACI WORLD. Abu Dhabi International Airport becomes the first airport certified, in the Asia-Pacific region.
The momentum keeps building in Europe, with certified airports now welcoming 52% of Europe’s air passengers each year!
Swedavia becomes the very first national airport group to achieve full carbon neutrality across its suite of 10 airports.
Hong Kong International Airport becomes the very first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve the ‘Optimisation’ level of certification.
Another landmark occurs this time in Istanbul, as Airport Carbon Accreditation is extended to Africa, in partnership with ACI AFRICA. Enfidha Hammammet Airport becomes the very first African airport certified by the programme.
Airports within the programme now account for 22% of global air passenger traffic!
Airport Carbon Accreditation is named one of the top 3 low carbon projects for Europe out of 269 entries in the context of the European Commission's 'World You Like' contest. The contest results were announced at the annual global Sustainia Awards ceremony in Copenhagen.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is highly commended by OECD's International Transport Forum. The programme is named as one of two runner-ups for the ITF's Transport Achievement Award.
Bergen Airport becomes the 100th accredited airport. It has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at the Reduction level.
102 airports in 4 continents are now actively addressing their CO2 emissions, representing 23.6% of global air passenger traffic.
A ceremony taking place at the 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition of ACI-North America in Atlanta marks the launch of Airport Carbon Accreditation in North America, in partnership with ACI-NA. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport becomes the very first airport certified in North America.
Airport Carbon Accreditation becomes global with its extension to airports in Latin America & the Caribbean. The launch in LAC is announced on the occasion of the 23rd ACI-LAC Annual Conference & Exhibition in Cancun. Puerto Vallarta Airport becomes the 111th airport in the programme and the very first accredited airport in Latin America & the Caribbean.
After 5 years, Airport Carbon Accreditation goes global with 111 airports currently certified, accounting for 25.9% of global air passenger traffic.
Our ''Life is about Movement" animation wins the Gold Totem in the "Businesses & Eco-Performances" category at the 4th Deauville Green Awards 2015.
To promote this year's results - the first year of the programme being global - we have created a special interactive website with stylised maps and key figures form this year's Annual Report. The website can be viewed on different devices (mobile, tablet, PC) and it also features our ''Life is about movement'' award-winning animation. Check it out: www.airportCO2.org.
At the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris, the European airport industry committed to increase the number of carbon neutral airports to 50 by 2030.
At the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and ACI signed a partnership to further promote climate action by airports through Airport Carbon Accreditation. In addition, this partnership agreement commits ACI to supporting the UNFCCC ''Climate Neutral Now'' campaign.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is featured in the first ever European Aviation Environmental Report, published by the European Commission, in very positive terms as one of the innovative initatives of the airport industry to tackle environmental challenges.
With the successful accreditation of Budapest Airport at Level 3+ Neutrality, Europe’s airports are now 30% ready to deliver on their carbon neutrality pledge!
The latest airport operator to become carbon neutral is Aeroporto di Napoli in Italy.
ACI EUROPE issues the first edition of Airport Carbon Accreditation Offsetting Guidance Document. ACI EUROPE commissioned a study on offsetting from the environmental consultancy Ecofys in 2017. A proposed list of eligible offset programmes was established and offset project types were attributed different degrees of confidence in their compliance with the quality criteria.
All is set to start celebrating the first decade of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme! The 10th anniversary was marked for the first time today at the ACI World Annual General Assembly (WAGA) in Hong Kong, hosted by Hong Kong International Airport.
On the occasion of the ACI Asia-Pacific and World Annual General Assembly, 18 of the 54 accredited airports in the region were presented with their certificates. Airport Carbon Accreditation has been live in Asia-Pacific since November 2010 and the 54 accredited airports in the region welcome 37.3% of annual passenger traffic.