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Bristol Airport is the first regional airport in the UK to reach Level 4+

December 15, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Bristol Airport has become the first regional airport in the UK to reach Level 4+ Transition of Airport Carbon Accreditation.

To achieve this level, an airport is required to establish an absolute emissions reduction target including all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as a minimum. Furthermore, the airport’s carbon management strategy needs to be fully aligned with the Paris Agreement’s objectives. Additionally, the airport is required to offset any remaining Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions using internationally recognised carbon credits.

Since 2014, Bristol Airport has successfully reduced CO2 emissions per passenger from its direct operations by 61%, a result of implementing various measures. These include improving energy efficiency within buildings, transitioning to electric vehicles, and boosting on-site renewable energy generation.

The airport has a target of net zero operations by 2030 and a new interim target of cutting direct emissions by 73% by 2027, relative to 2019 levels. This ambitious goal will be pursued through several initiatives, such as replacing gas heating with air source heat pumps, converting more diesel vehicles to electric, and upgrading all runway lighting to LED.

Discover more details about Bristol Airport’s great achievement here