Milas Bodrum Airport achieves the first level of Airport Carbon Accreditation

06 May 2021

The gateway to the Turkish Riviera, Milas-Bodrum Airport obtained Level 1 ‘Mapping’ certification. It’s the sixth airport in TAV Airports’ portfolio to receive Airport Carbon Accreditation certification, the only institutionally-endorsed, global carbon management programme for airports.

TAV Milas-Bodrum GM Iclal Kayaoglu said “Minimizing the effects of our operations on the environment is a core ambition for us at TAV. We believe that contributing to efforts to counter climate change is our responsibility to future generations. Joining Airport Carbon Accreditation is a significant step in the right direction for Milas-Bodrum Airport, as the programme provides a solid framework to optimize and eventually eliminate emissions. Our aim is to become carbon neutral by 2030 at the latest.

ACI EUROPE Director General, Olivier Jankovec commented: “The successful accreditation of Milas Bodrum Airport within Airport Carbon Accreditation is a prime example of the airport industry’s unwavering commitment to addressing its emissions through thick and thin. In the midst of a devastating crisis, continued investment in decarbonisation is no small feat. I would like to congratulate everyone at TAV Airports who has had a hand in this excellent achievement. Well done!

As of May 2021, five other airports operated by TAV are Airport Carbon Accredited. Izmir, Ankara and Antalya airports hold Level 3+ ‘Neutrality’, Enfidha-Hammamet Airport is at Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ and Zagreb Airport at Level 2 ‘Reduction’.

TAV Airports, already part of the ACI Europe initiative to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 has recently committed to become carbon-neutral by 2030, as part of the Groupe ADP “Airports for Trust” covenant announced in January this year.

 


Palermo Airport in Italy successfully upgrades to Level 2 'Reduction'

22 April 2021

Italy's “Falcone Borsellino” Palermo International Airport has made a leap forward on the issue of environmental sustainability, obtaining Level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation in the most challenging of times for airports.The airport managed to reduce carbon emissions per passenger from 0.71 kg in 2018 to 0.67 kg CO2 in 2019. Their new ambitious target is to reach 0.60 kg of CO2 per passenger by 2023. 

Congratulations on your achievement and well done to everyone involved! 


Aena’s airports have taken further steps in their commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2026

13 April 2021

Aena’s airports engaged in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme have taken further steps in their commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2026. Two busiest hubs within the Spanish airport network - Madrid and Barcelona - move up a level in carbon management performance. Here is a breakdown of new developments:

- Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airports have upgraded to Level 3 – Optimisation

- César Manrique-Lanzarote, Malaga-Costa del Sol and Palma de Mallorca Airports have renewed at Level 2 - Reduction

- Alicante-Elche, Menorca and Santiago-Rosalía de Castro have renewed at Level 1 – Mapping.

Read their full Press Release (in Spanish) here.


Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports the first in Europe to achieve Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 4+

08 April 2021

Aeroporti di Roma secures the highest climate accolade available within Airport Carbon Accreditation as it aims for net zero CO2 by 2030

Aeroporti di Roma, the operator of Rome’s Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, has achieved the highest level of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme: Level 4+ “Transition”, the first in Europe to do so.

To achieve this recognition, airports are required to reduce their CO2 emissions in line with global climate goals, to influence other parties active within the airport site to achieve effective reductions, and to compensate for their residual emissions with reliable carbon credits. Only two other airports in the world have achieved this level of carbon management performance so far: Dallas Fort Worth International in the US and Delhi Indira Gandhi International in India, while Christchurch International Airport has reached Level 4 “Transformation”.

Since 2011, after obtaining the first Airport Carbon Accreditation certification, Aeroporti di Roma has continuously reduced carbon emissions under its control and driven broader reductions within the airport system through an engagement plan involving all stakeholders. Rome Fiumicino Airport has been a carbon neutral airport since 2013, and was joined shortly thereafter by Ciampino Airport.

In order to accelerate their progress to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement and achieve Level 4+, Aeroporti di Roma has set out a plan to eliminate all of its own CO2 emissions and thus achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2030. This ambitious target, when achieved, will set the airports 20 years ahead of the curve on the global climate neutrality objectives.

“This noteworthy recognition testifies to our strong commitment to environmental issues and to our willingness to continue tenaciously on this path, convinced of the need to increasingly integrate sustainability and innovation into our core business.” said the CEO of Aeroporti di Roma, Marco Troncone. “In view of the carbon-intensive nature of the aviation sector and to preserve the connectivity of the future, ADR's strategy is oriented towards the rapid decarbonisation of the airports it manages. In fact, we are aiming to reach zero CO2 emissions by 2030, long in advance of the European references for the sector, with a plan mainly aimed at renewable sources and electric mobility.”

Aeroporti di Roma specifically contributes to the reduction of the overall emissions of the various stakeholders operating at the airport by:• Making Sustainable Aviation Fuel available to airlines by 2024• Promoting electric mobility at the airport, with the installation of 500 charging stations for electric vehicles and completely renewing its own fleet• Building large photovoltaic plants at the airport for a total capacity of 60 MW• Joining the EP-100 of The Climate Group's global initiative on the smarter use of energy, with the ambitious commitment to increase its energy productivity by 150% by 2016.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with Aeroporti di Roma’s excellent achievement! When launching the new levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation last year, amid the direst of crises ever witnessed by the aviation sector, we were propelling an industry-wide ambition that was suddenly stripped of the vital resources to fulfill it. Decarbonisation is an especially costly endeavour for businesses in the so-called “hard-to-abate” sectors, of which aviation is a prime example. Moving past these challenges and reaching the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation at this time is an exceptional achievement on the part of Rome Airports. I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate and thank each person involved in this success.

He added: “The track record of our members, and our industry, illustrates that we lead the way in the airport decarbonisation worldwide. Through the ongoing ambition of our Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, further enhanced through the introduction of two new accreditation levels, our close involvement in the European aviation sector’s recent Destination 2050 roadmap, and our call for the EU to join us in a Pact for Sustainable Aviation this year, we continue to strive towards our climate goals in tangible and actionable ways. Our ambition remains undimmed.”


Hawke’s Bay Airport upgrades to Level 2!

15 March 2021

Hawke’s Bay Airport is taking big strides on its path to sustainability, becoming the first regional airport in New Zealand to gain a Level 2 certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

Learn more (Press Release in PDF) here


Istanbul Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

24 February 2021

Istanbul Airport, standing out with its state of the art technology and being an important global hub and a 5-star airport, has joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, achieving Level 1 “Mapping” accreditation.As Turkey's gateway to the world, Istanbul Airport was awarded an international certificate as a result of its efforts to manage and reduce its carbon footprints as part of its environment and sustainability program. Istanbul Airport, which has fulfilled its obligations within the framework of the Airport Carbon Accreditation commenced by Airport Council International Europe in 2009, has obtained a Level 1 ‘Mapping’ carbon management certificate, thereby joining the global community of climate-smart airports.Carbon Footprint Management at Istanbul AirportAt Istanbul Airport, where sustainability is at the heart of every operation, works carried in line with sustainability policy from design to the building phase and from the building stage to operation processes stand out. Istanbul Airport aims to reduce carbon emissions. In this regard, Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Procedure has been re-regulated to make it compatible with the requirements of ISO 14064-1 International Standard for Greenhouse Gas Calculation and Verification Management Systems and Airport Carbon Accreditation programme in order to calculate and report greenhouse gas emissions.Within the frame of the work completed, the sources of the greenhouse gas and the calculation methodologies have been identified at Istanbul Airport. All of the energy consumption data of the airport have been traceable and all of its greenhouse gas emissions have been computable since the date the airport was opened. Istanbul Airport takes actions such as remote monitoring and control, Tracking Energy Consumption via energy efficiency analysis system, Managing Energy From One Center, Mechanic Automation System practices, and efficient winter cooling practices to reduce carbon emissions. Besides, thanks to the greenhouse gas management system working in an integrated way with ISO 50001 Energy Management System, sources of greenhouse gas emissions are effectively-identified, and enhancement efforts are made on essential energy-consumption points. All systems are continuously checked with regular reviews, and sustainability is ensured.The Greenhouse Gas Emission Management System applications at the airport were audited by inspectors approved by Airport Council International, in line with the requirements of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme and Istanbul Airport obtained the "Level One ‘Mapping’ Carbon Management Certificate", which is of importance in the international arena. Level Two and higher-level certificates require a data history of at least three years. Upon fulfilling the requirement of 3 years of data history, we are aiming to continue the Level Three certification process, reduce the total carbon footprint of Istanbul Airport after the three-year period, and take a step for the Level Four certification process.“We are committed to reducing our impact on the climate”Kadri Samsunlu, the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of İGA Airport, who made a statement concerning the work carried directed at the reduction of carbon emissions at Istanbul airport and the "Level One Carbon Emission Certificate" awarded by Airport Council International, said, "The subject of sustainability is at the very heart of all of the processes at Istanbul Airport. While continuing our operations in line with our environmental and sustainability principles, we are also making the utmost effort to protect the balance of the climate. This international certificate, which we have been awarded, is an important indicator of our sensibility on the subject of carbon emissions. We currently do not have a data history of previous years when it comes to the carbon footprint. Therefore, we have been entitled to receive the "Level One Carbon Emission" certificate. But we have a long way to go. I have no doubt that we will receive the certificates of Levels 2, 3, and 4 upon accumulating three years of data history. As İGA, we are determined to minimize our impact on the climate by reducing our carbon footprint at Istanbul Airport. We optimize our energy consumptions which cause greenhouse gases through our effective energy management system and continually improve it through our productivity-related activities. Since its opening, we have accomplished bringing important aviation standards and aviation into life in a short time and our aim is to take the lead in the development and progress of the aviation industry from now on. We will continue our activities as a "climate-smart" airport, within the framework of our environmental and sustainability policies.""Became a reference among the global hubs"ACI EUROPE Director General Olivier Jankovec said: “It is my pleasure to congratulate Istanbul Airport for achieving Level 1 in Airport Carbon Accreditation "Carbon Resources Mapping! Ever since its opening 2 years ago, Istanbul airport has consistently delivered operational excellence and superior customer service, becoming in no time a reference amongst global hubs. Seeing the airport now joining Airport Carbon Accreditation is part of that drive for excellence – and the fact that this is happening amid the worst crisis ever experienced by the aviation sector should be met with praise. We all know that we cannot wait for the health crisis to abate to address the Climate Emergency. At the same time reducing carbon emissions comes at a cost that cannot be absorbed easily in normal circumstances, not to mention the current financial devastation faced by airports across Europe and beyond. Today’s news of Istanbul Airport's successful accreditation exemplifies the continued commitment to climate action by the airport industry – a commitment that the sector doesn’t take lightly and that shouldn’t be taken for granted.”


Newly published report highlights continued airport industry climate action amid COVID-19 pandemic

05 February 2021

334 airports globally actively addressing their carbon emissions within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme

05 February 2021 - ACI has today published the brand new Airport Carbon Accreditation Interim Report 2019-2020, showcasing the latest results of and developments in the global carbon standard for airports.

Industry commitment intact, but uncertainty is mountingThe Report reveals robust participation growth across all world regions in the pandemic-stricken year, illustrating the extent of airport industry’s readiness to decarbonise in the toughest of conditions. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, 34 airports have become accredited for the first time and another 31 have progressed to a higher level of the programme. This trend is set to remain in 2021, driven by the long-lasting leadership of airports in CO2 management and reduction. However, as the financial situation of airports across the world deteriorates rapidly, the necessary investments to cut carbon are weighed against bare bones survival. This will be a factor of concern for further decarbonisation in the sector and should be considered as one of the grounds for urgent government aid.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE, said: “As the industry that has been hardest hit by COVID-19, that will take the longest to recover and that is the hardest to decarbonise, aviation should be a prime beneficiary of State support to continue their work in this regard. The new Airport Carbon Accreditation Interim Report has delivered another case in point for airports’ proven track record on the path to decarbonisation. Even as resources dried up airports kept engaging. However, with the prospect of recovery almost as remote as at the beginning of the crisis, such commitment and engagement cannot be taken for granted. We all know we cannot wait for the health crisis to dissipate to address the accelerating Climate Emergency. Yet at the same time the relentless devastation suffered by the airport sector risks impeding their ability to act and Government help is both vital and urgent.”

Alignment with the Paris Agreement and cooperation with the UNFCCC The Report zooms in on one of last year’s main developments, aligning airport climate action with the ambition of the Paris Agreement. The introduction of two new accreditation levels - Level 4 Transformation and Level 4+ Transition has been documented through in-depth testimonies from the three trailblazing airports who already achieved these levels: Dallas Fort Worth International, Indira Gandhi International and Christchurch International. To further outline the rationale behind the new levels and the stepped up ambition of the programme, ACI has today released a brand new animation.

The programme’s expanded framework providing airports with the tools and knowledge to pursue carbon reductions in line with the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement, following the pathways laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been applauded by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Niclas Svennigsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the UNFCCC Secretariat said: “Airports have been severely hit by the Covid-19 crisis and yet, they are continuing their efforts to decarbonise and align with the global climate targets. Non-stakeholder climate action is an important part of our collective endeavour to cut emissions and limit the disastrous effects of climate change. The climate crisis has not gone on hold while we grapple with the pandemic, therefore we need to move faster and achieve deeper transformation of our industry and economy quicker. I commend airports for their leadership in this regard; a signal that can set an example for others to follow with ambitious climate action.”

View the Airport Carbon Accreditation Interim Report here.


St Helena Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

22 January 2021

St Helena Airport joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, achieving Level 1 “Mapping” accreditation. St Helena Airport is the first British Overseas Territory airport to join the programme, and it commits the Airport to reduce its emissions, with the ultimate aim of achieving carbon neutrality.

Learn more in their Press Release


Oman Airports' Salalah moves up to Level 3 'Optimisation'

14 January 2021

Oman's Salalah Airport operated by Oman Airports has met all the requirements of Level 3 'Optimisation' and has been certified accordingly by Airport Carbon Accreditation. This successful upgrade is testament to Salalah Airport's active cooperation with its business partners to reduce emissions from its operations across the board! Well done!


Italy's Torino Airport upgrades to Level 2!

13 January 2021

Torino Airport, operated by SAGAT S.p.A., has successfully reached the next level of Airport Carbon Accreditation - Level 2 'Reduction'. The Italian gateway has implemented its Carbon Management Plan, which yielded a 10% emissions cut over the three-year period between 2017 and 2019. Congratulations on this excellent achievement! 

Learn more (Press Release in PDF) here


Riga Airport achieves Level 2 'Reduction'

07 January 2021

Demonstrating the reduction of carbon emissions and confirming its readiness to work sustainably, Riga Airport has been recognised at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This means that the airport has demonstrated a reduction in carbon emissions relative to the average emissions of the previous three years and has proven its readiness to work sustainably and continue to work purposefully to reduce carbon emissions.

Read more in their Press Release


Dublin Airport goes carbon neutral!

05 January 2021

Dublin Airport has become Ireland's first carbon neutral airport! In order to get there, Dublin Airport has introduced many climate solutions aimed at cutting down their energy use and other emission sources. The extensive effort of the entire airport community under the leadership of the airport authority has led to the successful upgrade to Level 3+ 'Neutrality' of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations! 

Learn more about the initiatives that led to this achievement in their Press Release


Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

08 December 2020

Serbia's main gateway, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport operated by VINCI Airports has just joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 'Mapping. Congratulations! 

This certification is the first result of the new environmental strategy developed in Belgrade airport since it joined VINCI Airports’ network in 2018. By applying ACA certification on all its airports worldwide, VINCI Airports commits to decarbonizing aviation on a global level. The environmental strategy developed at Belgrade airport will also comply with VINCI Airports’ commitments to halve water consumption per passenger, zero pesticide use, zero waste to landfill and halve CO2 gross emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/2Ir1SlC


Christchurch Airport in New Zealand becomes world’s first airport to achieve Level 4 Transformation

24 November 2020

Christchurch Airport in New Zealand has taken a major step forward in its commitment to fight against climate change, becoming the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region and in the world to reach Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This high achievement is evidence of the airport’s continued efforts to align its carbon management strategy with the global climate goals. It also follows ACI’s recent announcement of the introduction of two further levels of accreditation in its global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme (Level 4 Transformation and Level 4+ Transition) to mark the industry’s ongoing commitment to ‘Build Back Better’.

Christchurch Airport, which was previously accredited at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, has successfully upgraded to Level 4 Transformation, one of the highest levels of accreditation, by taking swift and concrete actions to transform its operations to achieve CO2 emissions reduction in alignment with the Paris Agreement (global warming limited to below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C). To attain this accreditation, Christchurch Airport has also addressed broader emissions in its carbon footprint that include all the significant operational sources on- and off-site. Furthermore, the airport has demonstrated evidence of actively engaging and leading its stakeholders towards delivering emissions reductions.

Speaking of this achievement, Malcolm Johns, CEO Christchurch Airport, commented: ‘’Achieving Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation is a giant leap for our airport community. We are very proud to be the first airport in New Zealand and in the world to reach this accreditation. As regional airport, we set a good example for our regional peers and for the airport industry as a whole. We show that small is big when you are bold enough to set the bar higher on climate actions and to deliver on ambitious environmental goals. We will continue to work diligently to build a more sustainable aviation in strong cooperation with our business partners.’’

Stefano Baronci, Director General ACI Asia-Pacific, said: ‘’We are thrilled to see Christchurch Airport becoming the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region and in the world accredited at Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This achievement demonstrates the airport’s firm commitment to invest in a more sustainable future for aviation and for the region it serves. Without a doubt, it is a remarkable milestone at a time of unprecedented challenges for aviation. For airports, it is essential to recover from COVID-19 in a more agile and sustainable way and Christchurch Airport is clearly leading the way in working towards decarbonisation. We hope other airports in the region will follow Christchurch Airport’s leadership.’’

Olivier Jankovec, Director General ACI EUROPE commented: ‘’Today’s announcement that Christchurch Airport has reached Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation underlines the airport’s strenuous efforts to decarbonise and to take its climate goals to the next level. We congratulate the airport on its achievement and on its firm steps towards creating a more sustainable journey. This recognition is also a clear signal that, despite the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, airports of all sizes and in various world regions are strengthening their commitment to build back better, to operate in a more sustainable way and to protect their local communities from climate change.’’


Airports reveal step-change in continued progress towards decarbonisation as new Airport Carbon Accreditation levels are announced

17 November 2020

Global standard for airport climate action shows increased ambition despite challenge of pandemic

17 November 2020 - ACI has today unveiled two further levels of achievement in its global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, marking the industry’s determination to ‘Build Back Better’ as it looks towards recovery. 

Introducing Level 4 Transformation and Level 4+ Transition

At ACI EUROPE’s Annual Congress, live-streamed from Brussels Airport, Olivier Jankovec announced the first major, structural change to the programme since its inception in 2009: two new accreditation levels - Level 4 Transformation and Level 4+ Transition

The introduction of these two new levels marks a shift in the ambition level of the programme. CO2 emissions reductions and continuous improvements have been at the core of Airport Carbon Accreditation since launch. Level 1 Mapping through to Level 3+ Neutrality do allow for flexibility in the magnitude of reductions achieved. 

By contrast, Levels 4 and 4+ set out further obligations - namely:

  • Alignment with the Paris Agreement: requiring airports to align their carbon management strategies and plans with the ambition of the Paris Agreement, according to which global warming should be limited to below 2⁰C and ideally 1.5⁰C. These objectives have been translated into emissions reduction scenarios by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and airports will have to define their reduction targets and associated emissions pathways accordingly.
  • Extended carbon footprint: additional emissions sources have to be included, notably covering all significant operational emissions from third parties, including airlines.
  • Enhanced stakeholder engagement: requirements related to stakeholder engagement are tightened, with effective partnerships oriented towards delivering emissions reductions coming to the fore.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE, said: “The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme has always set the bar high in terms of our industry’s leadership and commitment to striving towards measurable change. We do not shy away from the role aviation plays in the climate emergency – it is one of the most difficult of industries to decarbonise. Yet in our connected, global world, working to a new paradigm following the crippling pandemic, our ambition to not only continue but to improve has never mattered more.”

“During the worst of the pandemic, airports around the world continued to achieve accreditation at all levels of the programme. In fact, since last March, 29 airports joined the programme for the first time and a further 22 achieved new levels of accreditation. We’re incredibly proud of their achievements. The introduction of these two further levels sets the bar yet higher. They bring the programme into line with the latest scientific and policy developments of recent years, and quite rightly reflect enhanced public expectations of the societal and environmental role we play. And already, airports are showing themselves able to step up.”

Praise for the programme from UNFCCC

The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, and the ambition represented by the new levels announced today, has been applauded by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, said: “To achieve the deep transformation needed for sustainable development and stabilisation of global temperature, we must require commitments and participation from all sectors and levels of society. Airports have been severely hit by the Covid-19 crisis and yet, they are continuing their efforts to map and reduce their CO2 emissions year by year, as well as to engage their business partners in this endeavour. The programme went even further this year by introducing two new more ambitious levels, aligned with global climate goals. This is encouraging. I commend airports for this leadership; a signal that can set an example for others to follow with ambitious climate action.”

First accreditations at Level 4+ already achieved

At the ACI EUROPE Annual Congress today, it was announced that two airports have already reached Level 4+, the first in their respective regions to do so. Congratulations go to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in the United States, and to Indira Gandhi International Airport in India for their achievements.

Accepting their certification, Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport said, “This recognition is the latest example of DFW Airport’s commitment to serving our community and our world with a comprehensive, holistic approach to sustainability. We continue to look for innovative and meaningful ways to reduce the Airport’s carbon footprint with mindful and responsible practices and processes. We can and will do more thanks to the focus and hard work of everyone at DFW Airport.”

Mr. Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, DIAL, said, “Achievement of the Level 4+ accreditation is a testimony of our commitment towards ensuring sustainable development at IGIA. Going forward, we will continue to develop best in class infrastructure and provide services using innovative and sustainable technologies. With this achievement, we have set up new benchmark for other airports in this region to follow.”

Rebranded programme to reflect today’s ambition – and readiness for tomorrow

To reflect the enhanced Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, ACI EUROPE today unveiled a renewed, fresh branding for the programme. Visually striking and encompassing all the new levels, the family of Level identities works seamlessly across all media and locations. And, with the programme ambition firmly fixed on the ultimate goal of Net Zero CO2 emissions, it’s future proof too – expanding and adapting along with the programme itself.


Cambodia Airports recognised for deeper CO2 cuts!

27 October 2020

Cambodia’s 3 international airports have now been recognised for carbon reduction with level 2 of Airport Carbon Accreditation

The successful upgrade to level 2 results from the reduction of Scope 1 & 2 CO2 emissions at the airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Bravo Cambodia Airports and VINCI Airports! Learn more here.


ASUR Group achieves accreditation for 9 airports in their network!

23 October 2020

9 Mexican airports including Cancun Airport, implemented by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) have successfully entered Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 1 'Mapping'!

This first step is meant to pave the way for ASUR Group's long-term ambitions to reach CO2 neutrality across its entire network.

We bid a warm welcome to Cancun Airport, Cozumel Airport, Huatulco Airport, Merida Airport, Minatitlan Airport, Oaxaca Airport, Tapachula Airport, Veracruz Airport, Villahermosa Airport.  

Find out more in the group's Press Release


Oman Airports achieves accreditation of Duqm Airport

19 October 2020

We are delighted to confirm that Oman Airports have just achieved level 1 'Mapping' of Airport Carbon Accreditation for operations at Duqm Airport. DQM joins the already accredited Muscat and Salalah Airports, both at level 2 'Reduction'! Thumbs up for keeping up with your commitment to environmentally friendly practices across the entire network of Omani airports.


Shenzhen Bao’an achieves Optimisation level!

30 September 2020

Mainland China has gained a second level 3 accredited airport in a span of three weeks! Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport has just upgraded to Optimisation level, having provided proof of tangible reduction of own emissions as well as demonstrated efforts to engage its business partners in this endeavour. Congratulations to the airport team working hard to achieve more sustainable operations at the busy Chinese hub! 


Stockholm Skavsta Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

29 September 2020

Sweden's Stockholm Skavsta Airport has just joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 1 'Mapping'! Congratulations to the airport team working hard to keep up with the global environmental strategy led by VINCI Airports, their operator. Skavsta Airport joins the programme as the 315th airport in the world and the 37th airport in the VINCI network to become climate smart! Find out more here.


Level 3 unlocked by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport!

28 September 2020

We are delighted to confirm that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has taken its sustainability efforts one step further and achieved level 3 'Optimisation' of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Their extensive work to reduce the CO2 emissions within their control and enlist their business partners in the same endeavor have been recognised with an upgrade. Find out more about their CO2 reduction work here.


EuroAirport recertifies at level 2 'Reduction'

17 September 2020

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg reconfirms its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions within its control!

Their renewal of level 2 'Reduction' certification comes at an extraordinarily daunting time for airports around the world, grappling with the slow-paced recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The airport serving the cities of Basel, Mulhouse and Freiburg continues its work to reduce its impact on the Climate through thick and thin. 
Find out more here


Adelaide Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

18 May 2015

A huge congratulations to Adelaide Airport for upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the first Australian airport and the seventh airport in the Asia-Pacific region to reach this level! Well done to all!


Two more airports in Europe become carbon neutral

31 May 2017

·         - Gatwick Airport and Lyon-Saint Exupéry become the latest carbon neutral airports in Europe

·         - There are now 27 carbon neutral airports in Europe, 4 in Asia and 1 in North America

·         - The 27 carbon neutral airports in Europe welcome 18.9% of European air passenger traffic

Brussels: As many events take place this week as part of EU Green Week, the European airport industry provides an update on its commitment to have 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. Today we announce the latest airports to achieve that goal: Gatwick Airport in the UK and Lyon-Saint Exupéry in France which have both reached carbon neutral status (Level 3+), certified by the independent carbon management programme Airport Carbon Accreditation¹.

Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented «This is certainly a significant moment for Gatwick, as the first carbon neutral London airport and also for Lyon-Saint Exupéry, as the second French airport to become carbon neutral – and we congratulate them on all of the work that they have undertaken to get here. We are also encouraged to see that the European airport industry is already past the half-way mark in its commitment to having 50 carbon neutral airports by 2030 – this is promising progress and we hope that other industries are taking note. » 

This brings the total number of carbon neutral airports in Europe to 27 – a movement that began when Swedavia’s Stockholm-Arlanda airport achieved certification as the first carbon neutral airport in the world in November 2009. Across the 4 available levels of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, there are currently a total of 116 airports in Europe, working to address their CO2 emissions. These airports welcome 64.9% of European passenger traffic.

LYON

Late last week, Aéroports de Lyon - the operator of Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport - announced that it has reached carbon neutral status (Level 3+) within Airport Carbon Accreditation, having initially entered the programme at the ‘Mapping’ level (Level 1) in 2013 and worked its way up through the levels in the intervening years, culminating its efforts with a variety of activities ranging from direct reduction of its CO2, switching to cleaner sources of energy, engaging 20 companies on its airport site to lower their CO2 and investing in carbon offsets for the remaining CO2 emissions under the airport operator’s control*.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE commented “Lyon Saint-Exupéry plays an invaluable role in its region and the whole of France. Its latest achievement of becoming carbon neutral speaks volumes about its commitment to sustainability and it is something that all of the team there can be justifiably proud of.» 

LONDON

Today, Gatwick Airport announces it too has reached carbon neutral status. With the diverse activities the airport operator has undertaken, it has actively reduced its annual carbon emissions from fuel and energy, ultimately achieving a 2.6% drop in annual energy consumption per passenger.  The airport has also engaged others on the site to lower their CO2, it uses 100% renewable energy (since 2013) and has invested in carbon offsets**.

Reacting to today’s announcement from London, Jankovec commented «London is Europe’s most popular destination by air and it is great to see Gatwick moving up to Level 3+ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme – and becoming the second busiest carbon neutral airport in Europe. I congratulate Stewart Wingate and all the hardworking team at Gatwick on this significant moment in the ‘Decade of Change’ strategy and the extraordinary range of initiatives and activities they have undertaken to address the CO2 emissions at the airport.» 

Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick said “We consider sustainability as critical to our future as a successful airport and the news that we are now a carbon neutral airport shows just how far we have come since independent ownership in 2009. Our Decade of Change strategy is really driving our sustainability performance and today’s results show that we are successfully balancing growth with a reduced environmental footprint, while also contributing to the community and thriving local and national economies. » 

The CO2 reduction achieved by European airports during Year 8 (June 2016 to May 2017), will be announced during the 27th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly, Congress & Exhibition in Paris next month. Visit the dedicated results microsite for currently available info:  www.airportCO2.org


Two CO2-reducing initiatives to watch in North America

18 March 2019

Seattle Tacoma International Airport’s operator, The Port of Seattle, is making the move to renewable natural gas (RNG) in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint further. Early this year, the Port announced a Request for Proposals, calling for renewable natural gas service to supply Sea-Tac Airport’s boilers and bus fueling system. These are responsible for more than 80 percent of the Port-owned emissions.  

Renewable natural gas, also known as biomethane, is a natural gas produced by the decomposition of organic matter, typically produced by landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and food and animal waste digesters. 

How much the project will cost or where the RNG would be sourced from will depend on the proposals the Port will receive. If proposers offer a full replacement of the Port’s gas supply, it would result in GHG emissions reductions of 18,000 metric tons per year. 

The Port of Seattle has adopted aggressive GHG reduction goals under its Century Agenda, with the aim to reduce emissions from its own operations by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, and to be carbon neutral or carbon negative by 2050. Replacing fossil natural gas with RNG would put the Port ahead of its 2030 goal, and well on the way to achieving the 2050 goal. The company has achieved and maintained Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation since 2016. 

Moving South-East on the map of USA, another groundbreaking initiative has been taken up by the only carbon neutral airport in North America: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. What’s new? On top of their usual level of cutting edge Climate Action, the airport has now decided to team up with the Finnish company developing renewable fuels called Neste. Neste is the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. 

This new collaboration will explore the use of renewable jet fuel for aircraft stationing at DFW, helping the airline partners of the airport to bring down emissions from their operations, with a particular focus on CO2 emissions. It doesn’t stop there. The newly established partners will also look for additional methods to improve sustainability at the airport through the assessment of the logistics and supply chain options to lay the foundation for setting up a potential renewable jet fuel supply at DFW. 

Care to know more about DFW’s environmental work? Watch this video.


Congratulations to Athens Intl Airport

05 July 2010

Athens International Airport in Greece renews its accreditation status at the ‘Mapping’ level.


Ronneby Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

22 May 2015

Congratulations to Ronneby Airport for renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Ronneby Airport is one of the 20 carbon neutral airports in Europe. Well done!


Oslo Airport and Kristiansand Airport renew their accreditations

01 June 2017

Avinor airports: Oslo and Kristiansand just renewed their accreditations within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Oslo Airport, who has been in the programme from the very beginning in 2009, received a certificate for another year at the highest level: 3+ Carbon Neutrality. We keep our fingers crossed for your eco-friendly expansion!

Kristianasand Airport was certified for actively reducing their CO2 emissions at Level 2 Reduction.  Congratulations for your respective achievements!! 


New arrivals and advancing airports

18 March 2019

Keeping up with the continuous flow of new entries and upgrades within the programme isn’t easy! Let’s take stock of what has changed since the last edition of AirportCO2 news. 

Here is a short rundown of the latest key figures. There are now 263 airports active in the programme worldwide. Europe has still the biggest share – 139 airports are at one of the 4 available levels. Airports in Asia-Pacific have accounted for most of the growth in the past months and consequently their total number racked up to 54. North American airports’ count is 39, and Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa have 20 and 11 accredited airports respectively. 

Warm welcome to the newbies

Since November 2018, 14 new airports have become accredited for the first time. 

Asia-Pacific has led with 7 airports joining the programme in the region. India welcomes four new participants, as Airports Authority of India accredits 4 of its airports: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata; Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar; Lal Bhadaur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi and Trivandrum International Airport. Two new airports joined in China: Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport both joined at Level 1 Mapping. In Japan, Kobe Airport became accredited at Level 2 Reduction directly. 

Latin American airports welcomed three newcomers: Pisco Airport in Peru, Salvador Bahia International Airport in Brazil joined at Level 1 Mapping, while Cibao International Airport in the Dominican Republic made it directly to Level 2. 

There was also growth in Europe, where two airports joined and one re-entered the programme. La Réunion Roland Garros Airport became accredited directly at Level 2. Luxembourg Airport joined and Cornwall Airport Newquay re-joined at Level 1. 

Kelowna International Airport joined the programme at Level 1 Mapping and is the newest participant in the programme in North America. 

The recently opened Blaise Diagne Airport in Dakar, Senegal, joined the programme at Level 1 Mapping as the 11th accredited airport in Africa and the 1st one in Senegal. Congratulations!

The sky is not the limit

12 airports in different regions scaled new heights in their carbon management efforts. Oman’s Salalah Airport, French airports: Dinard Bretagne, Rennes Bretagne, and Nouméa La Tontouta Airport in New Caledonia, Australia’s Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne Airports, Nadi Airport in Fiji and Tasmanian Hobart Airport have all something in common - they managed to successfully move up to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation in the past quarter. From this level on, these airports are actively reducing their emissions! 

Another 7 airports have put measures in place to activate the entire airport community to cut carbon. At Level 3, airports are required to engage with the companies and institutions working at the airport to come up with climate-smart strategies and implement them across the board. Narita, Kansai and Osaka Airports in Japan and Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan have now been certified in this regard. So have Larnaka and Pafos Airports serving Cyprus, in Europe and Ottawa-Macdonald Cartier International Airport serving Ottawa in Canada.   

49 carbon neutrals worldwide, 40 in Europe 

Airports in Europe are now 40% ready to deliver on their pledge to reach 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030, as Naples International Airport becomes the 40th carbon neutral airport. Congratulations to everyone involved! For more information about the actions they took to become carbon neutral, click here (Italian & English).  


Another success for TAV Airports Holding!

25 June 2010

Ankara Esenboga Airport in Turkey becomes Airport Carbon Accredited at the ‘Mapping’ level - another success for TAV Airports Holding!


Liege Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

28 May 2015

Congratulations to Liege Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Mumbai Airport becomes carbon neutral!

02 June 2017

Congratulations to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai for achieving the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation: 3+ carbon neutrality! All 4 Indian airports within AirportCO2 community are now carbon neutral. Well done to everyone involved!  


Halifax Stanfield Airport keeps on reducing their CO2!

28 March 2019

Halifax Stanfield Airport has just successfully renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport is actively reducing its CO2 emissions at Level 2 of the programme. Only three airports in Canada have reached this level of carbon management and Halifax is one of them! To learn more about their Environmental Policy click here


Second year in a row

23 June 2010

Swedavia’s Stockholm-Arlanda and Stockholm-Bromma airports renew their accreditation, achieving the ‘Neutrality’ level for the second year in a row!


Macau International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

28 May 2015

A big well done to the team at Macau International Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations on this great achievement!


Stavanger Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

06 June 2017

Stavanger Airport, implemented by Avinor, just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate at Level 2 Reduction for another year! Congratulations and fingers crossed for the continuation of your tremendous work for the environment! 


Hobart Airport moves up a level!

02 April 2019

Tasmania’s Hobart Airport has stepped up its climate efforts! The airport has just been recognised for their work to reduce carbon emissions from their operations with a Level 2 Reduction certificate of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This is all the more important for the state of Tasmania, belonging to the group of small island states, more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Well done to everyone involved at the airport.  


Congratulations to Bologna Airport!

18 June 2010

Bologna Airport in Italy renews its Airport Carbon Accredited status at the ‘Mapping’ level.


Bahrain International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

01 June 2015

A very warm welcome to Bahrain International Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 26th certified airport in the Asia-Pacific region! Congratulations on this magnificent achievement!


Palma de Mallorca upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

06 June 2017

Palma de Mallorca Airport upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, meanwhile Malaga Airport renewed at Level 1 Mapping. Well done to the group Aena implementing both airports!!! 


Airport Carbon Accreditation marks its 10th anniversary in Hong Kong

03 April 2019

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. 

Earlier today, at this gathering of more than 800 aviation industry leaders, Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World, pushed the button kicking off what will be a series of anniversary moments this year. In a speech addressing the assembly, she recounted the 10 years of the programme’s progress that led to its current, fully global span. The continuous growth the programme has experienced shows the commitment and value airports put on mitigating their impact on the climate. There is still a lot to do, but one thing you can count on is that the programme will continue to put carbon management to the core of the airport business for decades to come.

There are now 264 accredited airports worldwide, welcoming 43% of global air passenger traffic, spanning across 71 countries, including carbon neutral airports in every single region of the world. Their common goal is to address their carbon emissions, a daunting task that calls for a collaborative approach, provided to them through the framework of Airport Carbon Accreditation.  

This year’s ACI WAGA has gathered a notable number of climate-smart airports from the Asia-Pacific region. The representation of 19 airports out of the total 54 accredited airports in the region joined the stage today to receive their well-deserved Airport Carbon Accredited certificates. Watch the ceremony here.

And this is only the beginning… As is fitting for a truly global programme, we will mark the 10th anniversary in various different regions of the world over the course of the year. Watch this space! 

When we started this journey in 2009, we didn’t know how many airports would embrace the concept of voluntary carbon emissions reduction on an annual basis. In the first year, there were 17 airports accredited. With 264 airports currently accredited worldwide, the momentum has been extraordinary. There is still more to do – and we are regularly looking how the programme can be improved.  Thank you to all the airports, verifiers and the wider AirportCO2 community for their continuing engagement and support for the programme.

 


Congratulations to Istanbul Airport

17 June 2010

Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey becomes Airport Carbon Accredited at the ‘Mapping’ level.


Trondheim Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

01 June 2015

A big congratulations to Trondheim Airport for renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This clearly shows the airport's continuous improvement in addressing its impact on climate change.


Liege Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

07 June 2017

Liege Airport mapped its carbon footprint and got certified at Level 1 Mapping for another year within Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done! 


1 year since launch!

17 June 2010

Airport Carbon Accreditation celebrates one year since launch!

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Bergen Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

01 June 2015

Congratulations to Bergen Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


TAG Farnborough Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

08 June 2017

TAG Farnborough Airport is on fast track to carbon neutrality as it renews at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. We keep our fingers crossed for your successful journey to the top of environmentally friendly airports within the programme! 


Global carbon standard for airport operators marks 10 years

04 April 2019

  • 2019 marks 10 years since the launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme
  • 264 airports now actively engaged in addressing their impact on Climate change
  • Over 100 airports are encouraging other companies on the airport site to lower their CO2
  • Airport operators of 49 airports worldwide are carbon neutral
 
04 April 2019:  As this year’s ACI Asia-Pacific & World Annual General Assembly (WAGA) takes place in Hong Kong, Airports Council International provided an update on the latest developments among the community of 264 airports currently in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation.
 
Initially launched in Europe in 2009, the independent annual certification programme has since gone on to become the global standard for airport operators seeking to address their carbon footprint. 
Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented “In terms of pure scale, Climate change is a daunting challenge – people’s reactions range from intense anxiety to jaded cynicism. The best response is to try to do something about it – starting by taking responsibility for what you control, for what you deal with. For this reason, I congratulate ACI on a decade of Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is an inspiring example of an industry that proactively sought to make a positive change – and now with 264 airports on board – it is succeeding in doing that. I invite people to find out more about their local airport’s involvement and ambitions – mobility is a fundamental part of life, so let’s try to make it as efficient & ecological as possible.”
Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World said “The global airport industry is committed to reducing its carbon emissions and, in 2009, the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme was launched in Europe to empower airport operators with a detailed, multi-step path to carbon neutrality. We are delighted that the programme quickly gathered global momentum which is a reflection of how airport operators think local and global. Running an airport is a complex business and airport operators are one piece of this puzzle with many stakeholders on the airport site. Working relationships need to be fostered and maintained and airport operators are addressing their direct carbon emissions, but also engaging partners to address theirs.”
On the occasion of the ACI Asia-Pacific and World Annual General Assembly, 19 of the 54 accredited airports in the region were presented with their certificates**, including 8 airports at Level 1 ‘Mapping’, 6 airports at Level 2 ‘Reduction’ and 5 airports at Level 3 ‘Optimisation’, the highest level possible without using carbon offsets. 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.
With 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality), Airport Carbon Accreditation is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed¹ and has the support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission (EC). 
To reduce their carbon emissions, airport operators need to consider the full extent of the emissions sources under their direct control. Investment in more energy efficient lighting, heating, switching to hybrid or electric ground vehicles, onsite renewables, energy management tools and employee behavioural change all have a part to play. The possibilities become even more diverse when airport operators engage other stakeholders on the airport site as well (Levels 3 and 3+ of the programme), with initiatives such as Airport-Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM), support to Continuous Descent Operations and Time-Based Separation lowering airline-associated carbon emissions and better intermodal access through electric or hybrid taxis offering passengers cleaner transport solutions to/from the airport.
Carbon neutral airports at Level 3+ of the programme have to provide evidence of undertaking all the actions required by the programme (mapping their emissions, reducing them and engaging others on the airport site), before investing in responsible carbon offsets. The 44 carbon neutral airports during Year 9 of the programme (May 2017 to May 2018) offset 672,000 tonnes of CO2 in residual emissions. As part of the evolving nature of the programme, a dedicated guidance document on offsetting has recently been released, to help airport operators select high quality offsets.


Congratulations to Farnborough Airport

12 August 2010

Farnborough Airport in the UK successfully renews its accreditation at the 'Mapping' level.


Oslo Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

02 June 2015

A huge congratulations to Oslo Airport for renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This shows how the airport is working actively and efficiently to remain carbon neutral. We take our hats off to you, Oslo Airport!

 

 

 

 


Heathrow Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

15 June 2017

Heathrow Airport is on a three-year renewal track at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Great job, dear colleagues! We keep our fingers crossed for your achieving the status of carbon neutrality. 


Bulgaria's busiest airport renews its accreditation

08 April 2019

Sofia International Airport, serving the capital city of Bulgaria, has just successfully renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport is at Level 2 Reduction which means a continuous effort to reduce its CO2 footprint! An example of initiative? Since 2017, an electric bus connects the terminals of the airport, providing the passengers with emissions-free transfer. Well done! 


Congratulations to Swedavia's Umea City Airport

12 August 2010

Congratulations to Swedavia's Umea City Airport, which is now Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Neutrality' level!


Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

02 June 2015

Congratulations to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


European airports double their pledge: 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030

15 June 2017

As the 27th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress formally kicked off in Paris this morning, the European airport industry renewed its commitment to reducing airports’ impact on Climate change, announcing it was doubling its carbon neutrality target for 2030.

 

BACKGROUND

During the COP21 climate negotiations in December 2015, the membership of the European airport association ACI EUROPE committed to having 50 carbon neutral airports by 2030.

ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP TAKEN IN PARIS

Announcing the new commitment, Augustin de Romanet, President of ACI EUROPE and President & CEO of Groupe ADP said "Europe’s airports are fully behind the objective of keeping global warming well below 2°C and aiming to reach 1.5°C. For its part, the airport industry has already moved from words to actions a while ago, through the independent carbon management programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation*.

 

At the last count, of the 116 European airports that are certified under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, 27 of them are now carbon neutral¹. This means that we are already more than half way to our initial commitment.”

 

He added “So we thought we could do even better. And looking at how some have just stepped out from the Paris Agreement, we thought that we definitely needed to do better. So I am extremely proud today to announce that we are doubling our commitmentACI EUROPE and the European airport industry are now committing to have 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030.”

Today’s announcement is supported by specific commitments by a further 26 airports in Europe, to become carbon neutral.²

Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat commented “Less than two years ago here in Paris, 195 countries signed to Paris Agreement under the motto of “We can, We must, We will”. Today’s announcement by ACI EUROPE about its increased climate neutral ambition is very much in the same spirit and sets a great example for other industries and sectors to follow. We at UNFCCC welcome the continued efforts of the airport industry and support all the airports that are taking action to combat climate change.”

LATEST REDUCTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

ACI EUROPE also released the latest CO2 reduction for the past year of certifications of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme in Europe: 154,351 tonnes of CO2 saved – equivalent to the CO2 emitted by 64,582 households over the course of a year.

With its 4 gradual levels The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme has certified some 190 airports across the world in the past 12 months. Full details of the reduction achieved at Global level will be released in September this year.

de Romanet concluded “For airports, carbon management is as much about being at the forefront of corporate and social responsibility as it is about business continuity. Climate change poses a significant risk to the airport industry** – changes in rainfall, temperature variations, sea-level rise, changes in wind patterns – all of these have potentially severe implications for our industry, for the wider air transport sector and for European connectivity.” 


TAG Farnborough reaches net zero emissions again this year!

09 April 2019

Last year, TAG Farnborough Airport became the very first business aviation airport to ever reach carbon neutrality. We are delighted to confirm that the airport has just reached a successful renewal at Level 3+ of Airport Carbon Accreditation, topping the list of the best carbon managers in its class for another year! Keep up the great work! 


ICF Airports' Antalya Airport

12 August 2010

ICF Airports' Antalya Airport in Turkey achieves Airport Carbon Accredited status at the 'Mapping' level!


Indira Gandhi International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

03 June 2015

Congratulations to Indira Gandhi International Airport for renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A big well done to all at the airport!


Vienna Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

15 June 2017

We are proud to announce that Vienna Airport upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations to everyone involved! 


Sydney Airport's hard work on slashing CO2 earns successful renewal

11 April 2019

Australia's Sydney Airport has just been re-accredited at Level 3 Optimisation, a recognition for reducing CO2 emissions from their own operations and motivating their business partners to get active with it as well. Sydney reached this level of carbon management maturity for the first time in 2016 and since then achieved successful renewal each year. Thanks to their many environment-minded initiatives, Sydney Airport has already delivered a 25.6% reduction in carbon emissions per passenger since 2010. Find out more about their actions here


İzmir Adnan Menderes

06 September 2010

İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport successfully renews its accreditation at the 'Mapping' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation.


Stavanger Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

03 June 2015

Congratulations to Stavanger Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This is great news - keep up the good work!


Bristol Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

19 June 2017

Bristol Airport is engaged in action against climate change! Not only they renewed their accreditation at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation, but also they took part in the "100 carbon neutral airports by 2030" pledge announced last week, during ACI EUROPE's 27th Annual Congress in Paris. Well done!  


Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Texas reached its 2020 carbon reduction goal two years ahead of schedule.

24 April 2019

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport achieved the target of a 5.4% reduction in carbon emissions per passenger in fiscal year 2018 – which covers October 2017 through to September 2018 – and since 2010, has reduced 83% of emissions per passenger.
The airport adds it also achieved an overall 27% reduction in electricity costs since 2010 while the number of passengers increased by 22% over the same period.
It was also the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutral status and was granted a three-year Airport Carbon Accreditation last year through 2021. Carbon neutrality occurs when the net carbon dioxide emissions over an entire year is zero, meaning the airport absorbs or offsets the same amount of carbon dioxide as it produces.
The achievement is recognised and accredited by Airport Carbon Accreditation, an international organisation that monitors the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions.
Some of the measures implemented by DFW include the installation of highly efficient plumbing fixtures across terminals and office buildings which helped lower customer water usage, its transition to 100% renewable electricity and its transportation fleet using 36% renewable natural gas (RNG).
The airport also diverted 180,000 tons of waste from landfill last year through recycling – it has set a goal for a 90% landfill diversion rate as part of its Zero Waste Programme.
It installed 12 new charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at one of its terminals in FY18, increasing the total number to 25, with more being planned for this year.
Robert Horton, VP Environmental Affairs told ELN: “Our initial goal was to reduce our CO2 emissions per passenger by 15% by 2020. We were able to achieve this goal two years ahead of schedule and as such we’ve been able to drive more efficient operations, offset the impact of our growth and reduce our emissions per passenger.
“We recognise that environmental improvement is an economic, social and business imperative for the airport and for the community we serve. Sustainability touches everyone and we look at our sustainability goals not just as expectations we need to meet but an important responsibility.”


Congratulations to Brussels Airport

07 September 2010

Congratulations to Brussels Airport on becoming Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level!


Farnborough Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisaiton

04 June 2015

A huge congratulations to Farnborough Airport for renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This fantastic achievement is proof of the airport's engagement in reducing its carbon footprint.


Venice Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

19 June 2017

Venice Airport is among the 33 airports worldwide that achieved the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation- 3+ Carbon Neutrality. Congratulations on your renewal and keep up the excellent work! 


South African airports run the show!

26 April 2019

We are delighted to announce several great strides made by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on their path towards the long-term goal of carbon neutrality of their network's operations (which they are planning to reach by 2025). 

A fifth airport operated by the company joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation community. George Airport, Africa's first solar-powered airport has successfully joined at Level 1 'Mapping'. The airport is already a seasoned CO2 manager, as 50% of their energy needs is supplied through their own, 200m2 photo-voltaic plant, consisting of 3000 solar panels. Keep up the great work! 

Two airports, including Africa's biggest and busiest airport - O.R. Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport have been recognised for effectively reducing CO2 emissions from their operations with an upgrade to Level 2 'Reduction' of the programme. 

Port Elizabeth International Airport and King Shaka International Airport achieved successful renewal at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation.  

Congratulations to everyone involved for your work to reduce carbon intensity of the group's operations! 


540,000 tonnes of CO2

11 October 2010

London-Heathrow Airport - the busiest airport in Europe and the busiest airport in the world, in terms of international passenger traffic - has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Optimisation' level - the highest level possible, without offsetting. Well done to everyone at BAA involved in this achievement!

This also brings the cumulative collective CO2 reduction achieved to date by Airport Carbon Accredited airports, to over 540,000 tonnes of CO2, in just 16 months.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

04 June 2015

A big congratulations to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This is a clear signal that the airport is actively engaged in addressing its CO2 emissions.


Enfidha Hammamet Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

21 June 2017

It has already been 4 years since Enifdha Hammamet International Airport was accredited as the first airport in the African region. At present, they are actively reducing their CO2 emissions at level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation and their certification was just renewed for another year! Congratulations and thank you for being such an environmentally friendly airport as you are!  


Sharjah Airport renews at Level 3 'Optimisation'

02 May 2019

It's been one year since Sharjah Airport became the first airport in the United Arab Emirates to achieve Level 3 'Optimisation' of Airport Carbon Accreditation, and we are delighted to note that they haven't lost their throttle on CO2 management! The airport renewed their accreditation at the second to highest level of the programme, in recognition of their great efforts to mitigate CO2 emissions from their operations and motivating their business partners to do the same! 


Siim Kallas

26 October 2010

In a ceremony this morning, European Commission Vice-President in charge of Transport, Mr Siim Kallas presented  Brussels Airport with the Airport Carbon Accredited certificate for 'Reduction' - thanks to their hard work in achieving a reduction of over 10,000 tonnes of CO2! Well done to all at Brussels Airport! 

Vice President Kallas also praised Airport Carbon Accreditation, saying "With over 550,000 tonnes of CO2 reduced to date, I believe that Airport Carbon Accreditation is playing a crucial role in helping move European aviation onto a more sustainable footing." 

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Zagreb Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

04 June 2015

Congratulations to Zagreb Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Prishtina Kosovo Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

23 June 2017

We are proud to announce a significant upgrade from Prishtina Kosovo Airport. Moving from Level 1 to 2 is a fantastic achievement and a proof of genuine commitment to manage the carbon footprint! Congratulations to Prishtina Kosovo Airport that achieved it!


New reductions confirmed at Guayaquil Airport

07 May 2019

Ecuador's Aeropuerto de Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo has just been recertified for reducing its CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation! In order to achieve Level 2 'Reduction' for another year, the airport had to demonstrate the achievement of new CO2 reductions. Keep up the great work! 


The Bruges Declaration announced

28 October 2010

As the European Aviation Summit closes in Bruges, Belgium, the Belgian Presidency of the EU announced 'The Bruges Declaration' in which Airport Carbon Accreditation is mentioned as a valuable voluntary industry initiative to reduce CO2 emissions!


Copenhagen Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

04 June 2015

A fantastic achievement by Copenhagen Airport as it renews at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations!


Trondheim Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

23 June 2017

Congratulations to Trondheim Airport for renewing their accreditation! You are a great example to follow. 


Venice Airport - another year of carbon neutral operations

15 May 2019

Renewing at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation involves consistent hard work towards minimising the airport's CO2 footprint & following the path of more sustainable airport operations. Congratulations to Venice Marco Polo Airport for having achieved Level 3+ Neutrality for another year! Read more about their environment-minded work on the dedicated website (in Italian) https://ambiente.veniceairport.it/


Well done to all at Zurich Airport

15 November 2010

Well done to all at Zurich Airport, which has today become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Optimisation' level! Zurich is Switzerland's busiest airport and its main hub. The airport has an extensive environmental programme in place and we are delighted to announce their accreditation!


Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru renews at Level 3 Optimisation

05 June 2015

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru has renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations on this magnificent achievement!


Copenhagen Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

27 June 2017

We are pleased to announce that Copenhagen Airport renewed its accreditation at Level 3 Optimisation. Congratulations on this great achievement! Tillykke! :) 


Succesful CO2 reduction at Bogota El Dorado International Airport

16 May 2019

Bogota El Dorado International Airport achieved a successful upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The air terminal received the certification in recognition for reducing its emissions by 5% compared to 2017 and by 25% with respect to the average of the last three years. This was possible thanks to the implementation of strategies included in the airport's carbon management plan that includes energy savings based on improvements in air conditioning, ventilation and lighting systems, and the renewal of vehicles at the service of the operation. 

Read more (in Spanish) by following this link.  


Congratulations to Prague Airport!

16 November 2010

We are very pleased to announce the accreditation of one of central/eastern Europe's upcoming star airports, Prague Airport! Prague Airport - which has seen extraordinary traffic growth over the past 15 years today became Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level. Congratulations to all the team there!


London Stansted Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

05 June 2015

Congratulations to London Stansted Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all committed to addressing the airport's carbon emissions!

 


Kuala Lumpur renews at Level 2 Reduction

28 June 2017

We are pleased to announce that Kuala Lumpur International Airport has renewed its accreditation at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations and we keep our fingers for your future climate-friendly endeavours! 


Ten Portuguese airports achieve successful renewal

27 May 2019

Portuguese airports form a strong group among the accredited airports, with ten of them being busy with reducing their CO2. We are delighted to confirm that all ten managed to secure a renewal at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Congratulations to the teams at Faro Airport, Lisbon Portela Airport, Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, Ponta Delgada Joao Paulo II Airport, Madeira Airport, Horta Airport, Santa Maria Airport, Flores Airport, Porto Santo Airport and Beja Airport. 

VINCI Airports is now the largest airport network of accredited airports, currently counting 36 accredited airports. There are two carbon neutral airports within the group: Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport in France; and London Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom.  


Antalya Airport receives 3 yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

05 June 2015

A big well done to the hardworking team at Antalya Airport for achieving 3 yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This amazing achievement is proof of the airport's long term commitment to reducing its carbon emissions.

 


Cagliari Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

28 June 2017

Cagliari Airport in Sardinia just renewed its certificate at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation, which means they have been busy with measuring their carbon footprint. Well done! 


Treviso Airport renews its Level 3+ accreditation

29 May 2019

It all starts with an ambitious commitment. Italy's Treviso Airport pledged to reduce its emissions by 60% by 2030 compared to 2012 as base year. Already carbon neutral within Airport Carbon Accreditation, the airport continues to work hard to curb its climate impact. Congratulations to the team at Treviso, working hard to bring in new CO2 reduction levels, in order to achieve Level 3+ renewal!


6,000 tonnes of CO2

07 December 2010

At a ceremony in Paris, European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas presented Aéroports de Paris the Airport Carbon Accredited certificates for Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports (which welcome over 83 million passengers per year!), congratulating them for their achievements in reducing their emissions, by over 6,000 tonnes of CO2 (picture to follow shortly!). As a result, these airports are now accredited at the 'Reduction' level of the programme - congratulations to everyone at Aéroports de Paris who worked on this!

 


Bristol Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

08 June 2015

We are pleased to announce that Bristol Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Currently there are 92 certified airports in Europe.


Bergen Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

29 June 2017

Avinor's Bergen Airport renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Well done to everyone involved!  


Longreach Airport achieves Level 2 'Reduction'

03 June 2019

Environmental sustainability will be an even stronger focus at Longreach Airport following the awarding of Level 2 accreditation under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The airport was recognised for achieving significant reduction of CO2 levels. For example, Longreach Airport installed 396 solar panels on the roof of the terminal building in 2016, offsetting about 95 per cent of the airport’s electricity usage during daylight hours. Read more about the actions that led to their upgrade here.  


BIG NEWS!

24 December 2010

 Airport Carbon Accreditation is the subject of a short news piece on CNN's World View programme in the coming days. It airs in rotation at several times on 25 December, 26 December and 27 December - so, if you are near a television during the holidays - keep an eye out for it!


Tallinn Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

08 June 2015

Congratulations to Tallinn Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Tel Aviv Ben Gurion upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

03 July 2017

Let's kick off the week with some really good news from Israel. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport successfully upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Their new level of accreditation means they have accomplished a significant reduction in their carbon footprint. Well done!


CO2 reduction recognition for Indianapolis International Airport

03 June 2019

Did you know that Indianapolis International Airport is home to the largest solar farm on any airport property in the world? 183 acres on IND airport property currently house 87,478 solar panels, enough energy to power 3,675 average American homes per year.
We are delighted to confirm that this CO2-reducing airport has just renewed their Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate! 
Read more about their sustainability work here.


CNN's World View programme

05 January 2011

Here is the video link to that story on CNN's World View programme - check it out!http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/12/27/wv.euro.greener.airports.cnn


Tirana International Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

09 June 2015

Congratulations to Tirana International Airport for upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A big well done to all at the airport!


Athens International Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

04 July 2017

We are proud to announce Athens International Airport's renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is a reason to celebrate even more so, since Athens have been in the programme from the very beginning! Congratulations on your renewal! 


10 years on top of CO2 management - Umea Airport

04 June 2019

Swedavia's Umeå Airport has just achieved a successful 3-yearly renewal at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Umeå was also one of the first carbon neutral airports in the world accredited by the programme. 10 years on, they are still as committed to carbon management as in the very beginning of this journey. Congratulations!  


Congratulations to Swedavia!

10 January 2011

2010 ends in style for Swedavia's Göteborg Landvetter Airport - which has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Neutrality' level of the programme, joining its sibling airports, Stockholm Arlanda, Bromma Stockholm and Umea City Airport. Congratulations to all the team at Swedavia!


Sydney Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

09 June 2015

Congratulations to Sydney Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


1st carbon neutral airport in Africa - Abidjan Airport

05 July 2017

Carbon neutrality expands to another continent, as Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport in Abidjan reaches the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations to everyone involved in this great achievement!


Lithuanian Airports boost their efforts to reduce their impact on the climate

11 June 2019

Lithuanian Airports are hard at work to manage their CO2 emissions. In recognition of their efforts, Vilnius Airport has moved up to Level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation, while Palanga Airport and Kaunas Airport have become accredited for the first time at Level 1 'Mapping'! 
Vilnius Airport is currently the only one in the Baltic States to have achieved Level 2 of the programme. Read more.


Well done to everyone at AIA!

13 December 2010

Following the examples of Brussels Airport, Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly, Athens International Airport has today succeeded in moving up a level in its accreditation - the airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited for 'Reduction'! Well done to everyone at AIA!


Abu Dhabi International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

10 June 2015

Congratulations to Abu Dhabi International Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up and well done to all at the airport!


Ljubljana Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

06 July 2017

The busiest airport of Slovenia renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate for another year. Despite the continuous growth of passenger numbers, Ljubljana Airport achieved significant reduction of its carbon footprint that led to the successful renewal. Well done! 


Oslo Airport achieves Neutrality status renewal

18 June 2019

There are two objectives that drive CO2 management at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, implemented by AVINOR: no fossil greenhouse gas emissions from own controllable activities & 70% share of public transport access by 2020. Thanks to their hard work, they are on track to achieve this! As part of these efforts, Oslo has now renewed their certificate at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation 3+ Neutrality. Read more about their climate mitigation here.  


Congratulations to Chisinau Airport

14 February 2011

Airport Carbon Accreditation reaches Moldova, as Chisinau Airport becomes accredited at the 'Mapping' Level. Congratulations to the team at Chisinau Airport for all their hard work!


Vienna International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

11 June 2015

Vienna International Airport has renewed at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations on this great achievement!


Zagreb Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

07 July 2017

Serving the capital of Croatia, Franjo Tudman Zagreb Airport actively reduces its CO2 emissions. Enjoying your holiday in Croatia? Rest assured that you're travelling through a climate-friendly airport, certified at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Carbon-cutting efforts at Port Authority airports awarded new accreditation

20 June 2019

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey airports generated 111,937 tons of carbon dioxide in 2016, which was an 11% drop compared to 2014. 
These efforts secured a successful renewal & upgrade to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation of all 5 of their airports. This means they are only one step short of carbon neutrality.
A special shoutout to John F. Kennedy International AirportNewark Liberty International AirportLaGuardia Airport, Teterboro AirportStewart International Airport. 
Read more about their work in support of Paris Agreement here.   


Hamburg moves up

14 February 2011

Hamburg Airport has moved up to become accredited at the 'Reduction' level of the programme.

Commenting on the achievement, ACI EUROPE Director General Olivier Jankovec said “ Hamburg’s achievement offers ample proof that, despite an extremely challenging  past year for European airports, our industry remains strongly committed to reaching our ultimate goal of carbon neutrality. With airports operating in a transformed business market, professional environmental management is no longer a luxury but rather an essential part of efforts to provide efficient and sustainable airport services. Hamburg Airport has embraced this challenge, and it’s achievements to date show that real progress is being made”


Dubrovnik Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

11 June 2015

Congratulations to Dubrovnik Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all!


East Midlands Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

12 July 2017

The 1st British airport to ever reach Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation: East Midlands Airport, just renewed for another year! Great news! 


San Francisco International Airport hails Level 3 successful renewal!

02 July 2019

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has just renewed at the second to highest level of CO2 management within Airport Carbon Accreditation! As a Level 3 accredited airport, they have implemented many cutting-edge measured to reduce CO2 emissions.  
Some of the efforts SFO has engaged in to operate more sustainably while reducing its carbon footprint include:
• Achieving the world’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) facility at an airport with SFO’s Airfield Operations Facility, and holding all new construction to similarly high ZNE standards.
• Purchasing 100% carbon-free electricity from SFPUC’s Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric plant.
• Installing over 1.5 MW of solar capacity at buildings and parking facilities across the Airport.
• Providing air conditioning and electrical power for all parked aircraft, avoiding over 47,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and saving 4.9 million gallons of jet fuel annually.
• Eliminating nearly 220,000 annual bus trips by constructing the AirTrain, an all-electric train system to ferry passengers to the Rental Car Centre and soon, Long Term Parking.
• Driving the use of next-generation sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by convening a multi-sector working group and activating gateway projects to deliver alternative fuel to our airlines.
 
Congratulations on the successful renewal!  


Congratulations to Frankfurt Airport

14 February 2011

Frankfurt Airport has renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation at 'Reduction' level! Commendations to all the team at Frankfurt for their efforts!


Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport and Lanzarote Airport renew at Level 1 Mapping

11 June 2015

Well done to the team at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport and Lanzarote Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! ¡Enhorabuena a los 4 aeropuertos! ¡Os deseamos muchos éxitos!


Sydney Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

13 July 2017

Sydney Airport is no rookie when it comes to mitigating their CO2 emissions! Congratulations on renewing at Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Sixth consecutive year as carbon neutral airport - Eindhoven Airport

02 July 2019

The second busiest airport in the Netherlands, Eindhoven Airport is an overachiever in terms of carbon performance! For the 6th time in a row, the airport has been recognised with a Level 3+ Neutrality certificate within Airport Carbon Accreditation. The highest level of carbon management can only be achieved through determination and collective action of the entire team to map, reduce and neutralise the residual emissions. Congratulations on this excellent achievement! 


Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

11 June 2015

Another piece of good news is that Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. ¡Nuestra enhorabuena por el gran trabajo que estáis haciendo! 


Istanbul Ataturk Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

17 July 2017

We are proud to announce that Istanbul Ataturk Airport has just renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation for another year. Well done! 


Liège Airport aims to be carbon neutral by 2030

02 July 2019

Belgium's Liège Airport is intensifying its environmental policy. In less than a year, more than 7,000 solar panels placed on the roofs of offices and warehouses will enable it to cover 30% of its electricity consumption. The airport aims to become carbon neutral by 2030. 
Congrats on your recent upgrade to Level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation
Read more here.  


Congratulations to Dubrovnik Airport

14 February 2011

Dubrovnik Airport has maintained its Airport Carbon Accreditation for another year at 'Mapping' level!


Our ''Life is about movement'' animation has won a film Award!

12 June 2015

Our ''Life is about Movement" animation won the Gold Totem in the "Businesses & Eco-Performances" category at the 4th Deauville Green Awards 2015 last night.

Read more

Bologna Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

19 July 2017

We just learned that Italy's Bologna Airport renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation for another year at Level 2 Reduction. This means they actively reduced their CO2 emissions! Well done!  


Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport moves up a level

03 July 2019

Attention holidaymakers! Spain's fourth busiest airport, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport has achieved Level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation. At this level, airports are required to deliver tangible carbon emissions reductions. Kudos for this great achievement!


Congratulations to all at ANA

14 February 2011

Airport operator ANA has brought its network of airports into the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, all at 'Mapping' level!

 The accreditation of 7 airports represents a major step for Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, as the network represents a sizable proportion of Portugal's air traffic.

 Congratulations to all at ANA and best of luck in all future Airport Carbon Accreditation endeavours! 

 


London City Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

23 June 2015

Congratulations to London City Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work and well done to all!


Galapagos Ecological Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

20 July 2017

The first ecological airport in Latin America - Seymour Airport in Galapagos, just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction, which means they actively reduce their CO2 emissions. Well done! 


Eight Spanish airports achieve successful renewals

03 July 2019

Seven airports implemented by Aena, the Spanish airport operator, have achieved a successful renewal within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. 
Menorca, Santiago & Alicante-Elche Airports have just renewed their Level 1 'Mapping' accreditation, for creating a detailed inventory of their emissions. A special shout out goes to Menorca Airport, this year’s ACI EUROPE Eco-Innovation Award Winner! 
Five airports worked hard to reduce the CO2 emissions under their direct control and managed to substantially decrease them. Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca and now also Málaga-Costa del Sol Airports' efforts secured them their Level 2 'Reduction' accreditation. Congratulations! 


Congratulations to Gatwick!

02 March 2011

Gatwick Airport - the busy single runway airport in the world - has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Reduction' level. Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport was presented their Airport Carbon Accredited certificate by Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE at last night's AOA gala dinner in London. Congratulations to all the team at Gatwick!


Visit the brand-new Airport Carbon Accreditation microsite!

06 July 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. Please take a moment to check it out and share it: www.airportco2.org.


Kiruna Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

25 July 2017

We've got some news from up north :). Kiruna Airport, implemented by Swedavia, just renewed their accreditation at Level 3+ Neutrality. Congrats!  


Greater Moncton International Airport progresses to Level 3

05 July 2019

After successful achievement of its Level 2 accreditation just last year, the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority Inc. (GMIAA), the operator of the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) has been successful in achieving Level 3 'Optimisation' of Airport Carbon Accreditation

This has been achieved with the airport’s own efforts combined with those of third parties who share their environmental goals, including airlines, service providers and suppliers. Examples of some related achievements over the past year include:

  • Initiatives to reduce the airport's electricity consumption, including LED upgrades and building system improvements
  • Development of a Carbon Management Plan and a Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Further expanded the scope of carbon footprint tracking to not only include GMIAA emissions but the wider YQM community.
  • Increased communication and awareness among employees and tenants in an effort to further reduce emissions through training sessions, enhanced communications (i.e. meetings, newsletters) and procedural changes).

With initiatives planned for 2019 and beyond, the airport is confident that it will successfully continue to proactively improve its carbon footprint. Kudos for your great work! 


Congratulations to Munich Airport

11 March 2011

Another of Europe's top 10 airports has become Airport Carbon Accredited - this time, it's Munich Airport, which has achieved the 'Optimisation' level of accreditation. On top of its extensive sustainability actions within its own operations, Munich Airport has also succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions of other stakeholders, through its fully implemented airport-collaborative decision making and other stakeholder activities. Well done to all the team at MUC!


Luleå Airport and Kiruna Airport have renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality

08 July 2015

Congratulations to Luleå Airport and Kiruna Airport for renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A big thank you to Swedavia for their active engagement in the programme!


Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport joins the programme!

26 July 2017

We would like to warmly welcome the 10th participant airport in the African region: Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport, implemented by Airports of Mauritius Co Ltd! The airport joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. Well done!  


Nantes-Atlantique pursues CO2 reduction

15 July 2019

Nantes-Atlantique Airport, operated by VINCI Airports, is now actively reducing its CO2 emissions, as recognised by Airport Carbon Accreditation!
The airport became part of the programme in 2015, when it started Mapping its carbon footprint at Level 1 'Mapping'. Tangible lowering of the CO2 levels secured by the airport resulted in a successful upgrade to Level 2 'Reduction'. Let's keep these emissions down! 


Reduction of 130,000 tonnes of CO2!

31 March 2011

Today we are delighted to announce that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - one of Europe's major hubs with over 45 million passengers a year - has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Optimisation' level, after achieving a whopping reduction of 130,000 tonnes of CO2! Congratulations to everyone at Schiphol Group for all of their hard work!


Galapagos Ecological Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

13 July 2015

We are pleased to announce that Galapagos Ecological Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the 2nd certified airport in Latin America & Caribbean. Congratulations on this accreditation!


Stansted Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

01 August 2017

London Stansted Airport reduces its CO2 emissions and engages others to do the same another year! Well done and keep it up within Airport Carbon Accreditation


Airport Carbon Accreditation pioneer in Asia-Pacific reaches new level of CO2 management

31 July 2019

Back in 2011, when ACI Asia-Pacific signed the Launch Declaration allowing airports in their region to participate in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, it was Abu Dhabi International Airport who stood ready to become the first carbon accredited airport in the region. Eight years and a great deal of work to manage and reduce their carbon footprint later, the airport has now been recognised with the second to highest level of accreditation - Level 3 'Optimisation'. This upgrade was earned through the airport's work to engage the entire flock of companies active on their premises in the collective effort to bring the CO2 emissions down! Keep up the great work!  


"Felicitations!" to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

20 May 2011

"Felicitations!" to our colleagues at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, as they have become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level! Toulouse-Blagnac is a dynamic regional airport, steeped in aviation history. It is the third airport in France to achieve certification within the programme.


Ljubljana Airport now certified at the 'Reduction' level

04 August 2015

Congratulations to all the team at Aerodrom Ljubljana on moving up a level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. They have succeeded in lowering their absolute carbon emissions by 11%. Keep up the good work! 


CDG, ORY and LBG renew at Level 3 Optimisation

01 August 2017

Paris Airports, implemented by Groupe ADP, have something to celebrate today. All three airports have just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates for another year. Well done to all at Paris Charles De Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget! 


CO2 reduction recognition for Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

31 July 2019

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, the fifth busiest airport in China, is now actively reducing its CO2 footprint. The airport has been recognised for achieving tangible carbon reductions with an upgrade to Level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Annual Report for 2010/2011

30 June 2011

Airport Carbon Accreditation celebrates its 2nd birthday, with the release of the Annual Report for 2010/2011 at the ACI EUROPE Annual Congress in Lisbon today. While the programme may still only be young, we've been counting up the number of accredited airports and the tonnes of CO2 reduced. In Year 1, accredited airports reduced their CO2 by 411,390 tonnes. In Year 2, accredited airports reduced their CO2 by 729,689 tonnes. Here's to Year 3!


Athens successfully renews its Level 3 Optimisation status

06 August 2015

Well done to all the team at Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" which has successfully renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at the 'Optimisation' level - by proving that they are reducing their CO2 emissions and engaging others at the airport to do so too. 


Helsinki Airport upgrades to Level 3+ Neutrality

02 August 2017

We are proud to announce that Helsinki Airport was the first one to bring their pledge to realisation. The Airport took part in the “100 carbon neutral airports by 2030” pledge made by European airports in June this year and fulfilled it one month later. Congratulations to all involved in this fantastic achievement!  


Milan Bergamo Airport lands a successful renewal at Level 2

06 August 2019

Number 3 among the busiest airports in Italy, Milan Bergamo Airport has just renewed their Level 2 'Reduction' Airport Carbon Accreditation. This level of climate certification required the airport to follow a stringent Energy Management Plan, resulting in effective lowering of CO2 emissions from their operations. 


Congratulations to Bologna Airport

30 June 2011

Congratulations to Bologna Airport - first to renew its accreditation for Year 3.


Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Visby Airport renew at Level 3+ Neutrality

11 August 2015

Congratulations to Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Visby Airport on renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This clearly shows that both airports are actively working to remain carbon neutral. Well done to all!


Detroit Metropolitan Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

03 August 2017

Detroit Metropolitan Airport ups their game in carbon management! They upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, which means they actively reduce their CO2 emissions. Well done! 


The solar revolution at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)

07 August 2019

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) serving Honolulu is helping the state of Hawaii reach its clean energy goals, with almost 3,000 solar panels producing energy from the top of the airport's buildings! 
It comes as no surprise that HNL has just renewed at Level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Keep up the great work! 
Read more here.  


3rd year in a row!

19 July 2011

Stockholm-Arlanda - one of Europe's fully certified carbon neutral airports - has successfully renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at the 'Neutrality' level. Congratulations to all at Swedavia who worked to achieve this for the 3rd year in a row!


Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

11 August 2015

Congratulations to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport on upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This shows that the airport is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions.


Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa renew at Level 3+ Neutrality

04 August 2017

Being at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation is no time to rest on one’s laurels! To achieve renewal, carbon neutral airports need to up their CO2 performance every year! Even a louder congratulation goes to Milan Malpensa and Linate Airports for being at the top of the programme since its very beginning and achieving successful renewals every year!  


In the news

21 August 2019

 
Here is a selection of the latest recommended news articles and weblinks:
 


Well done to all at TAG Farnborough!

14 July 2011

Farnborough Airport in the UK has just renewed its accreditation at the 'Reduction' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation - a testament to the proactive environmental strategy of this business aviation airport. Well done to all at TAG Farnborough!


Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

12 August 2015

We are pleased to announce that Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the first certified airport in Israel! Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!


Los Angeles Van Nuys Airport is Airport Carbon Accredited!

04 August 2017

Los Angeles Van Nuys Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation, directly at Level 2 Reduction. They are the most recent airport to enter the programme in North America and the only general aviation port  currently at Level 2 of the programme. Congratulations on this great achievement! 


New entries & upgrades - taking the pulse

21 August 2019

 
The programme has recorded 282 participating airports this summer. 46 airports are accredited in North America. A further 22 airports manage their carbon in Latin America & the Caribbean. Europe’s airports count 147 accredited airports among them. Asia-Pacific and Africa now have 55 and 12 accredited airports respectively. There have been 19 new entries since the last edition of AirportCO2 News and as many as 20 airports progressed higher in their level of accreditation. Would you like to know which ones? Read on! 
 
For starters 
Europe has been on a roll with 8 new airports coming on board at Level 1 ‘Mapping’. Varna and Burgas Airports in Bulgaria, Kaunas and Palanga Airports in Lithuania and Kefallinia, Mitilini, Rodos and Thessaloniki Airports in Greece all became accredited for the first time in the past months. 
There were 9 new accreditations in the Americas. Canada’s Fredericton and Saskatoon Airports joined at Level 1 ‘Mapping’ and all 5 General Aviation airports implemented by Indianapolis Airport Authority in the US started Mapping their emissions. Los Mochis International Airport in Mexico secured Level 1 accreditation as well, while Aguascalientes Airport achieved a direct accreditation at Level 2 ‘Reduction’. Congratulations! 
New Zealand’s Palmerston North Airport received Level 1 ‘Mapping’ accreditation for the first time and became the 55th accredited airport in Asia-Pacific. South Africa welcomed its fifth climate-smart airport in George Airport, which received recognition for Mapping its emissions. 
 
Reaching the highest level 
We are delighted to confirm that four European airports have recently gone all the way to Level 3+ ‘Neutrality’!  Larnaka and Pafos Airports in Cyprus, as well as Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport and Kosovo’s Prishtina International Airport have managed to reduce their emissions as much as possible and compensate for the remaining residual CO2 with responsibly-sourced carbon credits. These upgrades have brought the total number of carbon neutral airports worldwide to 53.  
Additionally, 4 airports that are already carbon neutral within the programme managed to secure a 3-yearly renewal. These airports are: the entire Manchester Airports Group (Manchester, London-Stansted and East Midlands Airports) in the UK, and Umea Airport in Sweden. 
 
Engaging the entire airport community 
Upgrading to Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ requires airports to present evidence of engaging other companies working within their perimeter (airlines, retailers, ground handlers, etc.) in the effort to reduce emissions, on top of their own CO2-curtailing initiatives. Collaboration and the ability to spread carbon-savvy behaviour across the board are key here! This big step has been achieved by a further five airports: LaGuardia and Teterboro Airports joined the other three airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at this level. One more North American airport managed to secure this upgrade - Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport in Canada. 
In Asia-Pacific and Europe respectively, the Level 3 carbon management recognition was granted to Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates and Marseille-Provence and Toulouse-Blagnac Airports in France. 
 
New at Level 2
A whopping 10 airports have rolled up their sleeves and started actively reducing their CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. In Asia-Pacific, Longreach and Mount Isa Airports secured their upgrade to Level 2 ‘Reduction’, which means that all four airports implemented by Queensland Airports Limited are now at this level of carbon management. The same recognition went to Shenzhen International Airport in China. 
Airports in South Africa upped their engagement in the programme, with two busiest airports in their network, Cape Town and OR Tambo International Airports, actively pursuing CO2 reduction. A successful upgrade to Level 2 ‘Reduction’ was also achieved by Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport, serving the island of Mauritius. 
Four European airports, Nantes-Atlantique Airport in France, Vilnius Airport in Lithuania, Malaga Costa del Sol Airport in Spain and Keflavik Airport in Iceland all recently became Level 2 Airport Carbon Accredited
Bogota El Dorado International Airport in Columbia is now actively reducing its CO2 emissions as well.
 
To keep up to date with the latest developments in the programme, please visit our results website, and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Photovaltaic Park

24 August 2011

Some good news from the South today - the ever-dynamic Athens International Airport has renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at the 'Reduction' level. To find out more about just one of the ways that Athens is achieving carbon reduction, take a look at this story about their new Photovaltaic Park - the largest such facility at any airport worldwide.


Rome Ciampino Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

13 August 2015

A great achievement by Rome Ciampino Airport as it has successfully upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the first Italian airport to reach this level. Bravo!


Ankara Esenboga Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

07 August 2017

Ankara Esenboga Airport achieved a successful renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation for a 3rd consecutive year. Congratulations to everyone involved! 


Menorca Airport receives praise for Eco-Innovation

21 August 2019

Airports Council International (ACI) EUROPE presented its annual Best Airport Awards during the 29th Annual Congress, General Assembly & Exhibition, taking place in Cyprus, 25-27 June. This year’s Eco-Innovation Award was awarded to Menorca Airport, implemented by Aena & serving the Balearic island of Menorca in the Mediterranean Sea, near the coast of Spain. 

The Eco-Innovation Award specifically recognises airports’ outstanding environmental performance, in particular, innovative approaches to environmental management. This year, the concept and criteria of this Award were revised and entries were required to provide details of an innovative project in one of the following three environmental categories: Climate Change; Noise Management; and Biodiversity and Wildlife Management. The jury of this Award is mainly composed of members of the independent Advisory Board of Airport Carbon Accreditation.

This year’s winner had applied under the category of Climate Change. The airport was commended for investing in considerable resources in reducing its environmental impacts by developing its own dedicated management tools. It was also praised for investing in protection of the island’s rich biodiversity against climate change. The judges also noted that the airport has implemented good water conservation strategies and addressed a variety of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, showing that it is putting in place a well-rounded and inspiring selection of different sustainability activities.

The significant reduction of water consumption was achieved through installation of a state-of-the-art wastewater management plant using BMR technology (Biological Membrane Reactor). The plant is armed with a very efficient filtration system, that turns waste water into pure resource, ready to be reused. Thanks to this tool, the airport has reduced its water consumption by 50.8% since 2013.

Menorca Airport is also on the quest to minimize their electricity consumption. For instance, High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans in the Terminal Building help reduce the heat sensation of passengers by 4 degrees. These Air-Conditioning gains decreased electricity consumption by 30%. 

Renewable energy generation is also high on the airport’s agenda. Up next in the pipeline is the implementation of 1,800 photovoltaic panels, which will produce 500 kW of electricity, adding to the 392 already installed and that currently provide the airport with 71 kW. In the last decade, electricity consumption has decreased by 27% despite the soaring air traffic. Additionally, 40% of the total electricity consumed in 2017 was purchased from renewable sources. The airport has decided to reach 60% of electricity purchased from green sources this year, and 80% in 2030. 

Congratulations to the entire team at Menorca Airport for this excellent achievement!

Avinor’s Oslo Airport was Highly Commended for this Award.


Congratulations Brussels Airport

18 October 2011

Congratulations to the hardworking environment dept at Brussels Airport, which has successfully renewed its accreditation at the 'Reduction' level of the programme.


Sydney Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

14 August 2015

Congratulations to Sydney Airport on upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, proving that it is actively reducing its CO2 emissions.


Brussels Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

08 August 2017

In order to renew at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation you need to be a leader not a follower of kicking CO2 emissions to the curb! Brussels Airport is definitely a leader in carbon management as it keeps on actively reducing its emissions and engaging others to do the same, achieving successful renewals every year! 


Newly accredited airport in South Africa has a special climate story to tell

21 August 2019

 
Investment in on-site production of renewable energy is one of the sure-fire ways to cut emissions under airport’s direct control. It is great when the clean energy produced this way partially covers the energy needs of an airport. It is tremendous when it is able to supply 100% of the airport’s energy demand and even create a surplus! Such is the case of the most recent entrant to the programme in the African region – South Africa’s George Airport
 
In June this year, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), the largest airport operator in Africa was recognised for their work to manage and minimise the carbon footprint of five airports within their network. The two busiest airports serving Johannesburg (OR Tambo) and Cape Town upgraded to Level 2 ‘Reduction’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The aforementioned George Airport has entered the programme at Level 1 Mapping, while King Shaka and Port Elizabeth International Airports renewed their accreditation at this level. 
 
George Airport was the first facility on the African continent to run entirely on solar power. The regional airport’s 2,000 solar panels produce up to 750 kW every day, easily surpassing the 400 kW needed to run the airport, with the remaining energy used to supply over 250 local homes. 
 
George Airport’s switch to 100% self-produced solar power as the first airport in ACSA’s network was meant to provide proof that such set up is a viable option for other, larger airports too. The weather in George, a town of 150,000 residents, is highly unpredictable and capricious, making it the perfect testbed for such solar system. The successful blueprint of the on-site solar energy generation has since then been implemented in two other airports owned by ACSA: Kimberley and Upington, and will be rolled out at hubs across the country in the near future.
 
Airports Company South Africa hopes to achieve carbon neutrality of their entire airport network by 2030, with the help of Airport Carbon Accreditation.  


TAV Airports Holding

18 October 2011

TAV Airports Holding have just renewed the accreditation of two of their airports: Istanbul Ataturk and Ankara Esenboga - at the 'Mapping' level. Keep us posted on the progress folks!


The full Airport Carbon Accreditation Annual Report for 2014-2015 is out!

18 August 2015

Following the launch of our results microsite last month (airportCO2.org), we have released the full Airport Carbon Accreditation Annual Report for 2014-2015 - the year we went Global. Check it out!


Ronneby Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

08 August 2017

Ronneby Airport, one of Swedavia’s ten carbon neutral airports, just renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done!  


United teams up with LAX to deliver a 'Flight for the Planet'

21 August 2019

 
Airports big and small, far and wide joined in the celebrations of the World Environment Day (WED) on the 5th June 2019 with a panoply of environment-minded activities. We particularly admired the bold project coordinated by United Airlines together with Los Angeles International Airport, designed to push the boundaries of environmentally-friendly flight to its present technological and supply-chain limits.
 
The ‘Flight for the Planet’, as United called it, departed from Chicago O’Hare and landed at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the airline’s ‘eco-hub’ for sustainable operations. 
United Airlines flight 310 was carried out on a Boeing 737-900ER with a special Eco-Skies livery. This first of its kind commercial air service combined the following key actions to reduce its impact on the climate: 
  • Use of sustainable aviation biofuel
  • Achieve zero cabin waste
  • Carbon offsetting of remaining emissions from fuel combustion
  • Enhance operational efficiencies, including through all-electric ground handling equipment
The eco-hub designation comes in part from United’s recent commitment to continue buying and utilizing sustainable biofuel for all of its departing flights at LAX over the next two years. The use of biofuel blend, which is made from sustainably sourced agricultural waste feedstock, achieves more than a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis compared to conventional jet fuel. It is considered a “drop in” fuel, so no infrastructure or aircraft engine modifications are needed. It is therefore one of the best result-driven solutions to reduce emissions from flights.
 
Zero cabin waste was achieved through the following actions across all the travel classes. In the Economy cabin, United swapped traditional snack options with a complimentary plated service featuring fully recyclable or compostable service ware, including recyclable-paper, hot beverage cup. In the Premium cabin, United is continuing to use reusable service ware and swap plastic lids for beeswax food wrappers. 
 
United has offset the remainder of the flight's emissions via the airline's new carbon offset provider, Conservation International. 
 
In terms of operational carbon savings & environmental wins, the ‘Flight for the Planet’ demonstrated single-engine taxiing, Air Traffic Control prioritization and a continuous descent approach into Los Angeles, which saved fuel while also reducing noise impact to the city. 
 
LAX’s continued work to reduce the carbon intensity of its operations & that of its business partners has earned it its current Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ accreditation in 2017. The airport has succeeded in retaining this second to highest level of carbon management within Airport Carbon Accreditation ever since. 


BRAVO BROMMA!

18 October 2011

BRAVO BROMMA! Congratulations to the CO2 neutralising boffins at Bromma airport Stockholm, for achieving full renewal of their status as Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Neutrality' level.


Istanbul Atatürk Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

21 August 2015

Congratulations to Istanbul Atatürk Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Thank you to TAV Airports Holding for their continued support for the programme.

 

 


Toulouse-Blagnac Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

22 August 2017

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, just renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done and congratulations!


Australia's Gold Coast Airport unlocks sustainable financing

21 August 2019

A new concept linking investment and sustainability has been adopted by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), the company operating 4 carbon accredited airports in Australia: Gold Coast, Townsville, Longreach and Mount Isa Airports. 

The redevelopment of Gold Coast Airport will be partly funded by AU$100 million of “sustainability-linked loans” from the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac. 

Sustainability-linked loans are a financing tool focused on a borrower’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. The terms of the loan incentivise the borrower to improve the performance against pre-determined criteria.

Interest rates may be reduced, based on how well the company performs against ESG metrics. In the case of Gold Coast Airport, the loan was secured on the back of its carbon management performance under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme – its current Level 2 ‘Reduction’ accreditation & the future progression to Level 3 ‘Optimisation’. 

The $100 million loan is the first of its kind to be taken out by an Australian airport with financiers recognising Airport Carbon Accreditation as a basis for performance metrics of the Sustainability-linked loans. The increased efforts to reduce the carbon intensity of Gold Coast Airport’s operations include replacing conventional lighting with LED, upgrading air conditioning units and installing energy efficient drive motors for the airport’s baggage handling system. 

Reducing carbon emissions has also been a key focus in the design of Gold Coast Airport’s southern terminal expansion which is currently under construction. The terminal expansion will include high performance window-glazing, energy efficient refrigeration, natural lighting and a sophisticated building management system that will efficiently control lighting and air-conditioning systems.

These initiatives have yielded over 6% reduction in Gold Coast Airport’s CO2 emissions to date compared to 2015 baseline levels, heralded by the achievement of Level 2 ‘Reduction’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation

 


Sacrebleu! Aéroports de Paris

18 October 2011

Sacrebleu! Aéroports de Paris have successfully renewed the accreditation of Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports (two of Europe's top 10 airports in terms of passenger traffic) at the 'Reduction' level.


Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport renew at Level 3 Optimisation

21 August 2015

Congratulations to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport on successfully renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This shows that they are reducing their CO2 emissions and engaging their partners to do the same.


Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

23 August 2017

Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport actively reduces its CO2 emissions at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! In September 2014, the airport obtained recognition in relation to the use of energy resources and the associated reduction of fuel consumption and air emissions within airport operations activities. Since then, they have achieved a successful reduction each year! 


Towards a new level of ambition

21 August 2019

The issue of Climate Change and its potentially catastrophic repercussions are now broadly considered with a new level of urgency, against the background of the latest reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Media coverage of the issue has increased significantly in the past year. Public engagement has never been higher, as reflected in intensifying policy debates around climate change and the uptake of global citizen movements, such as Fridays for Future, with student strikes taking place in over 100 countries in the world every week. 

Increasingly, emissions from certain transport modes, among them aviation, are talked about in the public debate in terms of perceived graveness of their impact on the climate. While some attitudes seem out of proportion when put into context of the estimated 2% of global emissions that aviation is accountable for according to the IPCC, they are starting to gain traction with the most important audience for airports – the travelling public, especially so in Europe. The continent has become a hotbed of environmental activism, with an exceptional level of engagement in the Northern parts, driven by Greta Thunberg and movements such as Extinction Rebellion. 

The immediate reaction from some parts of the public has been to call to stop flying altogether, a measure that is at once drastic, up in the air and unrealistic. Air connectivity is vital to the economic and social development of world’s regions. The enemy in the socioeconomic context is carbon, not flying. The aviation sector, supported by the ATAG environmental goals, recognises that it has a climate problem and is investing resources to deal with it. At present, there is no silver bullet solution to emissions from flying, but a combination of investment in sustainable aviation fuels, reorganisation of Air Traffic Management, technological advancement, in particular in electric propulsion, CORSIA and, last but not least, decarbonised airports, could lay the foundation for aviation as a sector that can reach net zero emissions. 

For many airport operators driving down their CO2 emissions is not new. Following the first collective commitment of the world’s airports to reduce their CO2 emissions with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral, made through an ACI World Resolution from 2007, effects of their work are demonstrated through the extraordinary uptake and progression through the four levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation. There are now 282 accredited airports globally. Fifty-three of them have reached the highest, currently available level of CO2 management – carbon neutrality. The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The climate work delivered by airports around the world through its framework is remarkable. 

However, a new level of urgency is palpable and it has to be met with a new level of climate ambition too. This is the backdrop against which ACI World has created a Task Force that is currently working on the development of a global, long-term climate goal for the world’s airports. For its part, the European airport industry has already raised the stakes of airport climate action, supported by the environment-minded leadership of ACI EUROPE, by pledging to reach net zero carbon emissions from operations fully within the airports’ own control by 2050 at the latest. The concept of ‘net zero carbon emissions’ underpinning this commitment is different from the term of ‘carbon neutrality’ used within Airport Carbon Accreditation, because it does not allow for offsetting. According to the IPCC, net zero carbon emissions are achieved “when anthropogenic CO2 emissions are balanced globally by anthropogenic CO2 removals over a specific period”.  Three regional airports in Sweden, operated by Swedavia, have already achieved this state: Luleå, Ronneby and Visby. This new commitment set out in line with the ambition of the Paris Agreement and announced at the 29th ACI EUROPE General Assembly & Annual Congress in Cyprus engages the whole ACI EUROPE membership and in addition, has been undersigned by 45 airport operators managing 199 airports.

As a tool supporting airports in their carbon management efforts, the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme is set to evolve in alignment with the new scientific and political developments in the area of climate action, as well as airports’ needs in the various world regions. Watch this space! 


Interview with Damien Meadows

15 November 2011

You'll shortly be seeing the latest issue of Airport Carbon Accreditation News in your mailbox and available here. But in the meantime here's a sneak preview of the issue's interview with Damien Meadows, Head of the European Commission's unit responsible for the International Carbon Market - Aviation & Maritime.

 (And if you don't already receive the newsletter, you can sign up at the bottom of the left-hand menu!) 


Milan Malpensa Airport and Milan Linate Airport renew at Level 3+ Neutrality

24 August 2015

Congratulations to all the team at Milan Malpensa Airport and Milan Linate Airport on successfully renewing their Airport Carbon Accredited status at the Neutrality level. You are among the 20 carbon neutral airports in Europe. Bravissimo ragazzi!


Vancouver Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

24 August 2017

We are proud to announce that Vancouver International Airport is reducing its CO2 emissions another year! The airport has just been certified at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Quito Airport becomes the 1st international carbon neutral airport in Latin America

22 August 2019

We are delighted to confirm that Ecuador's Quito International Airport, managed by Corporación Quiport S.A. achieved a succesful upgrade to Level 3+ Neutrality within Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is the first international airport in Ecuador and in the entire Latin America & the Caribbean region to reach this level of carbon management maturity. Congratulations! 


46 accredited airports

22 November 2011

Airport Carbon Accreditation has had a run of success in recent times, and so the moment calls for a reflection on just how far we have come to date. The latest tally is 46 accredited airports, spanning 17 countries and accounting for an awesome 49% of European passenger traffic. Not bad for an initiative still in its early days!

The accreditations of Geneva and Rome-Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airports at the 'Optimisation' level, and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport at the 'Mapping' level all contributed to this latest in an already long line of high points. 

For more details, see here!


We are 128 airports!

02 September 2015

On the occasion of the 2015 ACI Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA) in Panama, it was announced that Quito International Airport and Tijuana International Airport together with Galapagos Ecological Airport have become accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. It was also announced that Puerto Vallarta International Airport has upgraded to Level 2 Reduction. Congratulations to all these airports on their efforts on reducing their impact on climate change! There are currently 4 accredited airports in the ACI-LAC region and 128 certified airports across the world.


Seattle Tacoma renews at Level 3 Optimisation

24 August 2017

Seattle Tacoma International Airport is one step away from carbon neutrality! The airport just renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Keep up the great work!  


Hermosillo Airport - the latest carbon accredited airport in Latin America & the Caribbean

28 August 2019

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, the airport operator that pioneered the adoption of Airport Carbon Accreditation in the Latin American region has achieved the accreditation of another airport in its network. Hermosillo Airport, joins Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the first accredited airport in the region, and Tijuana Airport in the community of climate-smart airports engaged in the programme. The airport received recognition for measuring its carbon footprint - Level 1 'Mapping' certificate. Congratulations! 


Airport Carbon Accreditation News

25 November 2011

The latest issue of Airport Carbon Accreditation News is out now. It's packed with the latest updates, inside information and an interview with David Meadows, Head of the unit responsible for the International Carbon Market - Aviation and Maritime within the European Commission. 

Click here


Ankara Esenboga Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

03 September 2015

Congratulations to Ankara Esenboga Airport on renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport is among the 20 carbon neutral airports in Europe.


San Diego renews at Level 2 Reduction

23 August 2017

In their second year of activity with the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, San Diego International Airport has successfully renewed at Level 2 Reduction. Significant reductions were achieved through their carbon management plan!  


Stuttgart Airport achieves renewal at Level 3 - fuelled by its Fairport strategy

29 August 2019

Stuttgart Airport's advanced carbon management is rooted in its sustainability strategy 'fairport STR'. Within its framework, the airport strives to become one of the best-performing and most sustainable airports in Europe. Two goals funnel their climate protection efforts: halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as compared to 1990, and by 2050 achieving carbon neutral operations.

Currently one step away from achieving carbon neutrality within Airport Carbon Accreditation, Stuttgart Airport has achieved a successful renewal at Level 3 'Optimisation'. 

Learn more here.  


The Big Moment!

30 November 2011

And here is a pic of the big moment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to Right: Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE; Declan Collier, President ACI EUROPE and Chief Executive of Dublin Airport Authority; Kosaburo Morinaka ACI Asia-Pacific Vice President & President & CEO of Narita International Airport; Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific.

 


Brussels Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

07 September 2015

A great achievement by Brussels Airport which has renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 3 Optimisation. Congratulations to all at the airport on succeeding in reducing the airport's carbon footprint!


Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

24 August 2017

Here are some big news from the North American region! Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Keep up the good work! 


Successful renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality awarded to Brussels Airport

29 August 2019

Brussels Airport has just secured a successful renewal at the highest currently available level of carbon management within Airport Carbon Accreditation - Level 3+ Neutrality. Learn more about the actions undertaken by the airport to eliminate its carbon footprint in this video.  


Asia-Pacific region

30 November 2011

Big news this morning - a giant leap for Airport Carbon Accreditation! The programme has now officially been extended to the Asia-Pacific region of Airports Council International, soon to be the biggest aviation market in the world!

 Not only this but the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) - an agency of the United Nations -  took the opportunity to lend it's own support to the programme.

  For the press release marking the occasion, click here, and see below, for a picture of the big announcement!


4 airports operated by AOT have upgraded to Level 2 Reduction

08 September 2015

Congratulations to Chiang Mai International Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport and Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport on upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, proving that they are effectively reducing their carbon emissions!


Hamad International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

28 August 2017

Hamad International Airport was the first one among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to achieve Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is our pleasure to announce their successful renewal!  


Chile's Santiago International Airport Nuevo Pudahuel renews its accreditation

02 October 2019

We are delighted to confirm that Santiago International Airport Nuevo Pudahuel in Chile has just renewed its Level 1 Mapping accreditation. The airport's participation in Airport Carbon Accreditation is even more important as it prepares to welcome international delegates on their way to attend COP25, the most important climate event of the year. Congratulations on your renewal! 


Gratulacje Warsawa!

20 December 2011

This morning, PPL's very own Warsaw Chopin Airport, the busiest airport in Poland has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level. You can read all about their plans for the future, in their press release. "Gratulacje Warsawa!"


Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has become accredited at Level 3 Optimisation

09 September 2015

We are pleased to announce that Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 3 Optimisation, becoming the very first certified airport in North America at this level! Well done! There are currently 7 accredited airports in North America.


Dallas Fort Worth renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

28 August 2017

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has the carbon neutral status as the only airport in both Americas! The airport just renewed their certification at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Keep up the good work! 


Dubai Airports achieve new level of carbon management maturity!

15 October 2019

Both Dubai Airports, Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World (DWC) Airports have successfully upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This new level of carbon management was accorded to them based on their extensive stakeholder engagement plan, realising effective CO2 reductions not only from the emissions under their control, but also those attributed to their business partners. Learn more about it here.  


2012 begins on a strong note

17 January 2012

And 2012 begins for Airport Carbon Accreditation on a strong note - we have a surge of accreditations to announce here over the next week ... so stay tuned!

First up is Eindhoven Airport, which is upgrading to Reduction level. Congratulations!

Secondly, Dusseldorf Airport has entered Airport Carbon Accreditation, at Mapping level. Welcome to our ever-growing family!

 


Bologna Airport renews its Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 2 Reduction

22 September 2015

Well done to all the team at Bologna Airport which has successfully renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 2 Reduction, proving that the airport is actively engaged in reducing its CO2 emissions! Bravo!


Aéroports de la Cote d’Azur renew their accreditations

07 September 2017

Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez Airports have just renewed their accreditation at their respective levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Nice Airport achieved a successful renewal of their carbon neutral status, attained last year. Cannes and Saint-Tropez are closing on their colleague, both being set at Level 3 Optimisation. Congratulations! 


Lapland Airports level up to Neutrality, rounding up 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe

16 October 2019

We are delighted to confirm the successful upgrade of 6 Lapland Airports, implemented by Finavia, to Level 3+ Neutrality. Enontekiö (ENF), Ivalo (IVL), Kemi-Tornio (KEM), Kittilä (KTT), Kuusamo (KAO) and Rovaniemi (RVN) are now carbon neutral, rounding up the number of airports at this level of carbon management performace to 50 in Europe and 61 worldwide. 

Learn more about Finavia airports' climate action credentials in their Press Release

View the news about Europe's airports reaching 50 carbon neutral airports in the ACI EUROPE Press Release.  


7 airports into the programme

18 January 2012

A new country and a new airport group enters Airport Carbon Accreditation with a bang, as Finnish airport operator Finavia brings 7 airports into the programme!

Capital city airport Helsinki Vantaa becomes accredited at Mapping level. And the Lapland Airports Group - a group of 6 Finavia airports - have been working hard under the Northern Lights, to become accredited at Reduction level. The airports are Enontekiö Airport, Ivalo Airport, Kemi-Tornio Airport, Kittilä Airport, Kuusamo Airport and Rovaniemi Airport.


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

23 September 2015

Congratulations to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Edmonton International Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

07 September 2017

AirportCO2 community welcomes 9th Canadian airport to join the programme! Already a seasoned sustainability leader, Edmonton International Airport have now been recognized for measuring their carbon footprint within the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme. One step closer to decarbonizing their activities entirely! 


Tallinn Airport re-joins at Level 1 Mapping

05 November 2019

Estonia's busiest airport, Tallinn Airport has just become re-accredited by Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport's carbon management has been recognised with Level 1 Mapping certificate valid for one year. Learn more in the airport's Press Release.  


2 important renewals

19 January 2012

Finally we end this week's series of announcements with 2 important renewals. Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport renews its Mapping accreditation, while Goteborg Landvetter maintains its excellent Neutrality level.

Stay tuned to the site folks, because we've more exciting news on the way next week too!


Zagreb Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

23 September 2015

Well done to the team at Zagreb Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations on this great achievement!


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport became accredited at Level 1 Mapping

07 September 2017

Congratulations to the 25th airport to join Airport Carbon Accreditation in the North American region! Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been recognized for Mapping their carbon footprint. We keep our fingers crossed for your successful journey up within the programme!


Abidjan Airport remains the only carbon neutral airport in Africa

06 November 2019

We are delighted to confirm the successful renewal of Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The key airport serving the capital city of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan, remains the only carbon neutral airport in the African region. Congratulations! 


We are the 52%

31 January 2012

Accredited airports: "We are the 52%!" As of today, some 55 airports in Europe welcoming 52% of European passenger traffic each year are now Airport Carbon Accredited at one of the 4 available levels of certification. This key milestone drew praise from both Siim Kallas, European Commission Vice-President responsible for Transport AND Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action. Check out the press release, for all the details!


Denver International Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction

01 October 2015

A great achievement by Denver International Airport, which has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction, becoming the 8th certified airport in North America. Well done!


Salt Lake City International Airport Accredited at Level 2 Reduction

14 September 2017

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) considers environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility an integral part of Airport activities. The Airport has demonstrated its commitment to improve and preserve natural and social environments by developing and implementing new sustainability principles and strategies that aim to reduce environmental impacts, achieve economic benefits and enhance community involvement. 
SLCDA has installed more than 5,200 LED fixtures in terminals, rental car facilities and on roads and runways leading the way for Salt Lake City Airport to join Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction.
For more information about SLC’s sustainability efforts, click here.


Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Argentina joins the programme

28 November 2019

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, located nearby Buenos Aires & serving as the main hub for domestic flights in Argentina, is the first Argentinian airport to ever become accredited. Implemented by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, the airport became accredited at Level 1 "Mapping", in recognition of its actions to map the CO2 emissions under its control. 

Learn more in their Press Release (in Spanish) under the following link.  


DAA moves up the ladder

01 February 2012

Dublin Airport Authority's Dublin and Cork Airports moved up the Airport Carbon Accreditation ladder to 'Reduction' level, while Shannon Airport maintained its 'Mapping' accreditation, as the group enters its second year of the programme. Congratulations!


We are 130 airports!

01 October 2015

On the occasion of the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva on 29 September, we were pleased to announce that 130 airports across 5 continents are currently certified under Airport Carbon Accreditation. These airports welcome over 29% of global air passenger traffic.


Perth Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

15 September 2017

We are pleased to announce a new arrival to the programme. Perth Airport, Australia’s fourth busiest port, joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Congratulations to everyone involved in this great achievement!


Prague Airport is heading towards carbon neutrality

29 November 2019

Prague Airport, serving the capital city of Czech Republic, has just renewed its Level 3 Optimisation accreditation. The airport is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions to the lowest possible level. Learn more about Prague Airport's sustainability actions and vision in their Press Release


Congratulations to Bologna Airport

07 February 2012

Congratulations to Bologna Airport, which has just become accredited at 'Reduction' level! This is a great achievement for an airport which was one of the earliest supporters of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Honolulu International Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

02 October 2015

Congratulations to Honolulu International Airport on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the very first certified airport in Hawaii and the 9th accredited airport in North America. Well done to all at the airport!


Bucharest Airports – latest accreditations

18 September 2017

We received good news from Romania, as another airport in Bucharest area joined the programme! Warm welcome to Bucharest Baneasa – Aurel Vlaicu International Airport which achieved Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation.

Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport renewed its certificate at Level 2 Reduction.

Keep up the good work! 


La Rochelle-Ile de Ré Airport re-joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

02 December 2019

We are delighted to confirm that La Rochelle-Ile de Ré Airport has made a successful re-entry into Airport Carbon Accreditation. The French regional airport is now accredited at Level 1 Mapping.


Frankfurt Airport reaches 'Optimisation'

29 February 2012

Frankfurt Airport - the very first one to become Airport Carbon Accredited back in September 2009 - after successive renewals at the 'Reduction' level of the programme has just reached the 'Optimisation' level of certification for the very first time! Congratulations to Dr Peter Marx and all his team at FRA!


Toronto Pearson International Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction

06 October 2015

Great news! Toronto Pearson International Airport has become the 10th North American airport certified by Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport has joined the programme at Level 2 Reduction. Well done!


Tampa International Airport in the US joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

20 September 2017

We are proud to announce that Florida’s Tampa International Airport joined the programme! The airport was certified for Mapping their carbon footprint. Well done!   


Bahrain International Airport re-joins the programme!

04 December 2019

Bahrain International Airport returns to the global community of climate-smart airports within Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport received Level 2 Reduction accreditation in recognition of its work to reduce CO2 emissions. Keep it going!


Swedavia airport has joined

02 March 2012

A new Swedavia airport has joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation family - say hello to Malmö Airport, who join at the impressive 'Neutrality' level!


Paris-Le Bourget Airport has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation

13 October 2015

Congratulations to all the team at Paris-Le Bourget Airport on successfully upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This shows that the airport continues to invest in reducing its carbon emission and engaging its partners to do the same.


Toronto Pearson renews at Level 3 Optimisation

20 September 2017

We could comment at length on Toronto Pearson Airport's environmental merits, but we thought it's better that they convey their key message themselves:

"Toronto Pearson is proud to renew their Airport Carbon Accreditation at Optimisation level (Level 3) for 2016. With a goal of reducing GHG emissions 20% by 2020, Toronto Pearson is committed to mitigating the impacts of airport operations, ensuring environmental compliance, and being a good neighbor. Toronto Pearson’s environmental programs, like stormwater management, air quality monitoring, YYbeeZ Apiary, electric vehicle charging stations, support the airport’s focus on climate changing, contributing to a healthy environment, and responsibly managing resources."

Congrats on your renewal! 


4 more accredited airports in Mexico!

16 December 2019

We are delighted to welcome four more airports in Mexico among the Carbon Accredited airports! 
Guadalajara International Airport joined the programme directly at Level 2 'Reduction', while Guanajuato, La Paz and San Jose Del Cabo airports received the Level 1 'Mapping' accreditation. 
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, the airport operator managing the above mentioned airports, now counts 9 airports busy with addressing their CO2 emissions. Keep it going for the Climate! 


Another Swedavia airport has succeeded

26 April 2012

Another Swedavia airport has succeeded in meeting the demands of the programme's 'Neutrality' level. Congratulations to Åre Östersund Airport and all the Swedavia team who worked on their application. With no less than 6 airports in its group now Airport Carbon Accredited for Neutrality, Sweden's airport operator is well on its way to becoming fully carbon neutral across its entire suite of airports.


Prague Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

14 October 2015

Prague Airport has renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, showing that it is efficiently reducing its carbon emissions. Well done!


Indianapolis International Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

20 September 2017

Indianapolis Airport has been working to achieve the Reduction level of Airport Carbon Accreditation this past year and now their efforts paid off! Congratulations on the achievement of significant reductions of CO2!  


Brazil's Belo Horizonte upgrades to Level 2 'Reduction'

18 December 2019

Belo Horizonte International Airport in Brazil is now busy with proactive CO2 reductions. The airport was recognised for its efforts with a Level 2 'Reduction' certificate from Airport Carbon Accreditation. Learn more from their Press Release (in Portuguese) here


Asia-Pacific has 3 airports accredited

31 May 2012

ACI Asia-Pacific has just announced that 3 airports have been accredited. They are Singapore's Changi International Airport and Mumbai Airport in India (both Airport Carbon Accredited for 'Mapping') and Bangalore International Airport which has succeeded in entering the programme at the 'Reduction' level. You can read full details here. Congratulations to these airports and their hardworking teams!


2 more African airports become Airport Carbon Accredited

23 October 2015

We are delighted to announce that Libreville Leon Mba International Airport and Félix Houphouet Boigny Abidjan International Airport have become accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. These are tremendous achievements! These 2 significant airports join Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport (Tunisia), which is currently certified at Level 2 Reduction, in actively reducing their carbon emissions. There are now 3 certified airports in Africa.


Stuttgart Airport joins at Level 3 Optimisation

21 September 2017

Airports that reach Level 3 are a source of inspiration in carbon mitigation initiatives for those around them. This is surely the case for Stuttgart Airport which joined Airport Carbon Accreditation directly at Level 3 Optimisation. It means that the airport is not only actively reducing their CO2 emissions, but also engaging stakeholders present at the airport to do the same! Congrats! 


London City Airport goes carbon neutral!

19 December 2019

Congratulations are in order to London City Airport (LCY), which has become the latest gateway to achieve carbon neutrality level within Airport Carbon Accreditation.
The programme has recognised London’s most central airport with a Level 3+ 'Neutrality’ accreditation in recognition of its exceptional work in managing, reducing and offsetting all the CO2 emissions under its control. Learn more about their Climate Action in the airport's Press Relase


Year 3 results

29 June 2012

As the countdown to Year 3 results (due on 21 June!) continues, programme administrator WSP Environment & Energy has been very busy with renewal applications from airports as well as some newcomers too! We have just been given the go-ahead to renew all 6 airports in the ANA Aeropuertos de Portugal group at the 'Mapping' level, as well as renewals for Manchester Airport at the 'Optimisation' level and Hamburg Airport at the 'Reduction' level. Congrats to the hardworking teams at these airports!


Bucharest Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

26 October 2015

Bucharest Airport is reducing its CO2 emissions. Congratulations to all at the airport on upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Abidjan Airport renews at Level 3+

28 September 2017

Africa's first carbon neutral airport just renewed their accreditation! Well done to everyone involved at Félix-Houphouët Boigny Airport in Abidjan! 


Salvador Bahia Airport in Brazil receives accolade for CO2 reduction

07 January 2020

In a bid to reduce the carbon intensity of their operations, Salvador Bahia Airport operated by VINCI is implementing mprovements in the air conditioning system, installation of smart devices such as presence sensors on stairs, elevators and bathrooms and replacement of conventional lamps by LED. In addition, the airport has commenced the installation of a solar power plant. When completed, the renewable energy produced by the 11,000 PV panels will cover more than 30% of the airport's energy needs. All these initiatives have earned the airport its successful upgrade to level 2 "Reduction" of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations to everyone that had a hand in this success! 

Learn more (in Portuguese) here.  


The wave of work continues

29 June 2012

The wave of work continues! We have just been given the greenlight for Liège Airport to become Airport Carbon Accredited the 'Mapping' level. A big welcome to our second Belgian airport in the programme and well done!


Cannes Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

04 November 2015

Congratulations to Cannes Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Malta Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

29 September 2017

Malta Airport renewed their commitment to managing their CO2 emissions at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congrats! 


Frankfurt Airport renews at Level 3 'Optimisation'

13 January 2020

Germany's Frankfurt Airport, operated by Fraport AG, was the first ever airport to become accredited within Airport Carbon Accreditation. For the 11th consecutive year, the airport operator has received certificate stating its climate merits. Frankfurt Airport is at the second to highest level, Level 3 'Optimisation', at which it works proactively to reduce its own carbon footprint, at the same time motivating their business partners to get on board with CO2 management too. Read more about their achievements here


Scandanavia airports making progress

29 June 2012

Never a dull moment in May/June time around here. As ever, the programme is very visible in Scandanavia and these past days, we have seen a lot of activity relating to airports there. Finavia's Helsinki-Vantaa has succeeded in upgrading its certification to 'Reduction', while in Norway Avinor's Kristansand Airport is has renewed at the 'Mapping' level, while its two of its biggest airports Oslo and Trondheim have successfully renewed as Airport Carbon Accredited at full carbon 'Neutrality' level. And the programme administrator, WSP Environment & Energy has told us that the wave of accreditations in Sweden is due to continue, with Swedavia clearly on a crusade to get its full group of airports accredited by the programme. Watch this space....


Nice Côte d'Azur Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

04 November 2015

Congratulations to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, by proving that they are reducing their carbon emissions and engaging their partners to do the same. Well done!


Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport joins at Level 1 Mapping

02 October 2017

We are proud to introduce the 199th airport to join Airport Carbon Accreditation: Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Chile!  
 
Nicolas Claude, CEO of Nuevo Pudahuel, commented:
"Arturo Merino Benítez airport is much more than a space of aeronautical processes. The development of traffic that we have experienced thanks to our air traffic development department and APPIA (Public Private Alliance of the Air Industry), has a number of benefits such as the decrease in the value of air tickets by more than 33% in the last 12 months. We have also created 4,500 jobs per 1 million new passengers, and this year we will probably reach 21 million, surpassing 19.2 million by 2016. But we also have to be careful about the environment and grow responsibly. Hence, our entry in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme."


Airports Authority of India upgrades to level 2, securing tangible CO2 savings

16 January 2020

Only one year after joining Airport Carbon Accreditation, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) achieved a successful upgrade to Level 2 'Reduction' of the four airports within their network that are active in the programme! Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata; Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar; Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi and Trivandrum International Airport have met all the necessary requirements to receive level 2 certification. Going forward AAI is focusing on energy conservation, exploring alternative solutions for generating green energy and finding new ways to reduce their carbon footprint year by year. Read more: https://bit.ly/3a9rdcZ (link to download their Press Release). 


414,128 tonnes of CO2

29 June 2012

Well, here we are - Airport Carbon Accreditation's 3rd birthday! Today, in the wings of the 22nd ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly, Congress & Exhibition taking place in Madrid, we are releasing the results for Year 3 of the programme. The reduction achieved this year has been 414,128 tonnes of CO2! You can view the press release here and full details of the past year, in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Annual Report 2011-2012.


Gimpo International Airport has become accredited at Level 3 Optimisation

23 November 2015

A fantastic achievement by Gimpo International Airport as it has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 3 Optimisation! It is the second airport in South Korea to become certified by the programme. Well done!


Brest Bretagne Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

04 October 2017

Brest Bretagne Airport continues their engagement in Airport Carbon Accreditation programme in Year 9! They just renewed at Level 1 Mapping. Félicitations!  


Peru's Pisco Airport gears up for CO2 reduction

27 January 2020

Pisco Airport in Peru, implemented by Aeropuertos del Peru, is now actively reducing its CO2 emissions! The airport has secured a successful upgrade to level 2 'Reduction' within Airport Carbon Accreditation. All hands on deck for lowering their carbon footprint! 


3 new airports accredited

29 June 2012

Live from Madrid at the 22nd ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, we can also reveal 3 new airports accredited by the programme - Aena Aeropuertos' very own Lanzarote and Barcelona El-Prat airports are now Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level and its multi-award winning Madrid-Barajas airport at the 'Reduction' level. Photos to follow soon...!


La Rochelle Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

30 November 2015

We are pleased to announce that La Rochelle Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 93rd certified airport in Europe. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!

 


Lapland Airports renew at Level 2 Reduction

05 October 2017

Congratulations to Finavia's Enotekio, Ivalo, Kemi-Tornio, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaneimi Airports for renewing their Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction!   


Munich Airport lands successful re-accreditation

17 February 2020

Germany's Munich Airport has again been recognized for its continuous efforts to reduce its CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport is now at the second-highest level – 'Optimisation', achieving emissions reductions each year and motivating their business partners to engage in their respective climate efforts.  
Munich Airport has taken part in the programme since 2009, providing extensive documentation every year on the progressive reduction of its carbon footprint. The airport reduced its directly attributable CO2 emissions from approximately 3.4 kg per passenger in 2009 to around 2.2 kg per passenger in 2018 – a difference of 35 percent. 
Learn more here.  


YEAR 4 accreditations in Europe

13 July 2012

YEAR 4 accreditations in Europe have kicked off with those talented folks at Bologna Airport in Italy and the UK airport you've been seeing most in the news this week, Farnborough Airport - both of these airports have successfully renewed their status as Airport Carbon Accredited for 'Reduction'. Congratulations!


Riga International Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

03 December 2015

Another European airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping: Congratulations to Riga International Airport! Well done!


Adelaide Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

06 October 2017

Airports that reach Level 3 are a source of inspiration in carbon mitigation initiatives for those around them. This is surely the case for Australia’s Adelaide Airport that just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate for reducing their emissions and engaging others to do the same! Congrats! 


Peru's capital boasts now a carbon accredited airport!

17 February 2020

Jorge Chávez International Airport in Peru has been recognised for addressing its carbon footprint by Airport Carbon Accreditation. Peru's main international and domestic airport entered the programme at level 1 'Mapping', having successfully charted its CO2 emissions and drawing a full-fledged carbon reduction plan. Fingers crossed for your carbon management journey within the programme! 

Find out more about their climate initiatives in their Press Realease.  


Félicitations to Aéroports de Paris

17 August 2012

Félicitations to Aéroports de Paris. Their two busiest airports, Paris CDG and Orly have not only successfully renewed their accreditation and our programme administrator has approved their application to become Airport Carbon Accredited for 'Optimisation'! This is great news, for what are two iconic airports in Europe and their efforts to engage various stakeholders on the airport site to lower their carbon footprints are clearly yielding results. Another of their airports, Le Bourget has also become Airport Carbon Accredited for the first time, at the 'Reduction' level of the programme.


Hamad International Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

07 December 2015

Great news! Hamad International Airport in Doha (Qatar) has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Congratulations on this accreditation!


Denver International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

09 October 2017

Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the US in terms of land, and they are using it for... solar panels :). What is more, the airport just renewed at Level 2 Reduction. Keep up the great work! 


Monaco Heliport upgrades to level 2 'Reduction'

19 February 2020

The only aviation facility within Monaco is now actively reducing its CO2 emissions at level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Just one year after joining the programme, Monaco Heliport, implemented by Civil Aviation Directorate of Monaco, secured a successful upgrade. 


We welcome another Croatian Airport

19 July 2012

We welcome another Croatian Airport into the programme, as Zagreb Airport has becomes Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level.


UNFCCC and ACI join forces to promote carbon neutral and sustainable airports

08 December 2015

Paris, France

 

As the global climate negotiations continue, the airport industry trade association Airports Council International (ACI) and the carbon standard Airport Carbon Accreditation signed a partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at a special side event at COP21 yesterday, 7 December 2015.

Read more

San Francisco International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

17 October 2017

"Being a leader in environmental affairs requires the engagement of the entire San Francisco International Airport community to achieve our sustainability goals.
 
Examples of this approach include: 
• Electric ground power and pre-conditioned air for parked aircraft, allowing airlines to use less jet fuel while on the ground
• Construction of the AirTrain, an electric-powered light rail system, eliminating over 600 daily bus trips
• Funding support to extend the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system directly into the airport
• Creation of a Clean Vehicle Policy to promote the use of low emission vehicles by ground transportation providers and airport departments
• Incentive programs for employees to use public transit for their commute to work
For SFO, achieving Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation represents a significant step towards our goal to become carbon neutral."
 
Way to go SFO! Congrats on your renewal!


London Luton Airport now part of the programme

02 March 2020

We are delighted to confirm that London Luton Airport has joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The airport received level 1 'Mapping' certification in recognition of its work to develop a complete inventory of CO2 emissions within its control. Welcome in the community of climate-smart airports! 


Asia-Pacific is really gathering momentum

17 August 2012

We are delighted to report that progress in Asia-Pacific is really gathering momentum. 5 Airports are now accredited, including Delhi International Airport, Bengaluru International Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai) and of course, Abu Dhabi International Airport.


Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

16 December 2015

Congratulations to Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done! Keep up the good work!


Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

18 October 2017

Kudos to our Canadian friends who just successfully renewed their Level 1 certification! We keep our fingers crossed for the successful progress of Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport within Airport Carbon Accreditation programme! 


Costa Rica's SJO Airport achieves level 2 'Reduction'!

02 March 2020

Costa Rica's SJO Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría implemented by AERIS moves up from level 1 to level 2 'Reduction' within Airport Carbon Accreditation!
This new ambitious level was achieved through effective carbon management tactics yielding robust CO2 reductions from their operations.
Among the environmental goals set by SJO is to reach the third level of the programme, integrating the participation of the entire airport ecosystem in reducing emissions, including airlines and various service providers (independent ground operators, catering companies, air traffic control and others that work at the airport site). We cross our fingers!  
Find out more in their Press Release (in Spanish). 


Congratulations to Dresden & Leipzig-Halle airports

08 October 2012

Congratulations to Dresden & Leipzig-Halle airports, which have just succeeded in becoming Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level of the programme!


Helsinki Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

16 December 2015

Well done to all the team at Helsinki Airport which has successfully renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 2 Reduction by proving that they are actively engaged in reducing their carbon emissions.


Global airport industry climate action surpasses 200 airports milestone

19 October 2017

- 201 airports across the world now certified at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation- These airports welcomed over 2.8 billion passengers a year – that’s 39.6% of global air passengers - Latest global CO2 reduction by airport industry announced: -202,184 tonnes of CO2- 35 airports are carbon neutral

Mauritius, 19 October 2017: At this year’s ACI World & Africa Annual General Assembly (WAGA) hosted by Airports of Mauritius Co, the global airport industry 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.  As is customary at this time of year, Airports Council International also released the annual report for Airport Carbon Accreditation (covering the period May 2016 to May 2017), showing how the global airport industry° is delivering on its commitment to lower its own CO2 emissions, made in 2007*.

 

Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World commented “This past year has seen continued engagement from airports - with 36 new applications to Airport Carbon Accreditation and more airports reaching a higher level of certification within the programme. As a result, we are able to announce that we now have 201 airports participating in Airport Carbon Accreditation. These airports welcome over 39.6% of global air passenger traffic. To put that into context, that means more than 2.8 billion passengers now travel through airports certified at one of the 4 levels of the programme.”

 

Earlier this week, Townsville Airport in Queensland, Australia became the 200th airport to enter the programme, certified at Level 2 Reduction.

 

She added “From May 2016 to May 2017, accredited airports succeeded in collectively reducing the CO2 emissions under their direct control by 202,184 tonnes of CO2 - that’s equivalent to the CO2 emitted during the lifecycle of over 2.1 million iPhones.

 

Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented “People are aware of the public conversation about Climate Change between governments and the work underway to forge and implement policies that support a sustainable future, but effective climate action also relies enormously on an innovative and proactive private sector – and Airport Carbon Accreditation is a really good example of that. By providing a clear, yet ambitious framework that accommodates the multi-speed nature of airports’ efforts across the world, this is actively encouraging and stimulating a collective effort by the Global airport industry – one that is also engaging other aviation stakeholders to get involved as well. Something other industries and sectors would do well to try to foster.”

 

More African Airports on Board

Participation growth in the African continent has been particularly remarkable – going from 3 airports in the programme a year ago, to now 10 accredited airports. These airports welcome 28% of African air passenger traffic. An additional 6 US airports also became certified for the first time, and US airports were also major contributors to the overall reduction of CO2 emissions achieved last year – with Dallas Fort Worth becoming the first airport in the Americas reaching carbon neutral status. These achievements reflect the continued commitment of US airports to addressing climate change, despite the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement.

  

A number of airports received their certificates at a dedicated Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony during this year’s WAGA in Mauritius:

·         ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa) received 4 certificates – each at Level 1 Mapping for Cape Town International (Cape Town), King Shaka International (Durban), O.R. Tambo International (Johannesburg) and Port Elizabeth International (Port Elizabeth) airports.

 

·         ONDA (Moroccan Airports Authority) collected two Level 1 Mapping certificates for 2 of tis airports: Casablanca Mohammed V International and Marrakech Menara Airport.

 

·         From Latin America there were also Level 1 Mapping certificates presented to Guayaquil International Airport and Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo

 

·         The final airport to be certified at Level 1 Mapping was Sir Seewosagur Ramgoolan International Airport in Mauritius – the host of this year’s WAGA.

 

·         Meanwhile, at Level 2 Reduction, there were 2 certifications: Libreville Leon Mba International Airport and Quito International Airport. 

 

 

-          Aeria’s Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport – the airport of Abidjan – also received its Level 3+ Neutrality certificate, distinguishing itself as the very first African airport to achieve carbon neutral status.

 

With 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality), Airport Carbon Accreditation is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed¹ 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). 


Carbon reduction efforts at Southampton Airport gain international recognition

04 March 2020

Southampton Airport has been working to minimise its carbon footprint for many years and this continuous effort has now been awarded by Airport Carbon Accreditation level 2 ‘Reduction’. 
This climate certification level requires the development of a detailed carbon emissions inventory and establishment of a carbon emissions reduction target, as well as delivering annual tangible emissions reductions in line with the airport’s Carbon Management Plan.
Between 2015 and 2018, Southampton Airport has cut its CO2 emissions per passenger by over 50% percent – the equivalent of 1,250 metric tonnes per year, despite significant passenger growth in that period.
An early adopter of LED low energy lighting, Southampton Airport purchases 100% green electricity and offers customers free electric car charging in its car parks.  
Anna Wyse, Southampton Airport’s Environment & CSR Manager, said: “I am delighted Southampton Airport has achieved ACA Level 2. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in every way possible and are actively exploring a range of new technologies that will further reduce emissions from our operations. We acknowledge that Climate Change is a global issue that calls for collective, industry-wide action. I am expecting a further fall in our emissions when the 2019 Carbon Footprint is published. We also hope now to press ahead and achieve Carbon Neutral status as soon as possible, ahead of our 2030 target.”
She added: "Since applying for the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2, we have implemented FEGP (Fixed Electrical Ground Power) and are looking forward to our new fleet of Electric Buses being delivered later this year and further electrification of airport ground vehicles. Southampton Airport is committed to be Net Zero by 2050 at the latest, but we are confident we can go beyond this much quicker with some of the projects we have in the pipeline.”
Learn more about Southampton Airport's work to reduce carbon emissions under their control here.  


Connie Hedegaard has just launched a brand new initiative

08 October 2012

European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard has just launched a brand new initiative engaging with businesses, associations and universities to come up with climate solutions. Check out the dedicate website and make your voice heard: http://world-you-like.europa.eu/en/ 


Lapland Airports renew at Level 2 Reduction

18 December 2015

Lapland Airports have renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Well done to all the team at the airport!


Carrasco International Airport in Uruguay receives Level 1 Mapping accreditation

27 October 2017

The latest airport to enter the programme is Carrasco International Airport (Montevideo). It’s the first airport to ever receive certification for carbon management in Uruguay. Welcome to our worldwide community!

Learn more about this airport’s actions at www.aeropouertodecarrasco.com.uy


Hawke’s Bay Airport achieves first step towards carbon neutral status

04 March 2020

Hawke’s Bay Airport has succeeded in its first step towards carbon neutrality, gaining Level 1 "Mapping" of the internationally recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
Hawke’s Bay Airport chief executive Stuart Ainslie said the airport has completed the mapping stage of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme and is well underway to becoming New Zealand’s first carbon neutral airport.
“We are very pleased to gain Level 1 as we work towards realising our aspiration to be New Zealand’s most sustainable and innovative airport,” Mr Ainslie said. 
With the mapping stage now complete, the focus moves to reduction and optimisation. Since it began tracking its emissions the airport has already seen a noticeable improvement due largely to design improvements delivered by the redeveloped terminal. 
“Although it’s early days, the new building is already delivering some impressive results in terms of energy efficiency. In January our electricity usage was down significantly on the year prior, due largely to LED lighting and efficient cooling systems being operational in the new arrivals and departures halls. We expect this trend to continue beyond completion of the project at the end of the year,” Mr Ainslie said. 
The airport will be moving to a carbon neutral certified energy supplier and is currently undertaking due diligence on a large scale renewable energy solar farm onsite, which Mr Ainslie said will greatly contribute towards carbon neutral status. There are also plans to incorporate carparks for EV’s and charging provision and parking for E bikes.
The Airport Board has committed to an ambitious Sustainability Framework which is underpinned by the four key pillars of financial return, environmental excellence, social responsibility and operation efficiency, he adds.
“Our aim is to be New Zealand’s most sustainable airport and our framework is at the forefront of us achieving this. It anchors our medium and long term strategic imperatives and provides the foundations to our updated masterplan that will be released for public comment over the coming months. Sustainability will be at the heart of everything we do.”
Learn more about Hawke's Bay Airport's commitment to sustainability here.  


Swedavia AB becomes the very first national airport group...

08 October 2012

It's a very big day today. This morning in Stockholm, the Sweden's airport group Swedavia AB became the very first national airport group in the world to become CARBON NEUTRAL. Its 10 airports: Stockholm Arlanda, Göteborg-Landvetter, Bromma Stockholm, Malmö, Luleå, Umeå, Åre Östersund, Visby, Ronneby and Kiruna have each succeeded in achieving accreditation at the 'Neutrality' level of the programme.  They have all actively reduced their CO2 by over 33,000 tonnes. They have succeeded in getting other stakeholders at their airports to reduce CO2 and finally, they have offset the remaining CO2 under their control (5610 tonnes of CO2). CONGRATULATIONS SWEDAVIA! Read more here.


Malmö Airport receives 3 yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

18 December 2015

Congratulations to Malmö Airport on successfully achieving 3 yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! We would like to thank Swedavia for its long-term commitment to reducing its carbon emissions. Malmö Airport is one of the 20 carbon neutral airports in Europe.


Level 3 Optimisation accredited Vienna Airport gets recertified!

06 November 2017

Vienna Airport is certified at the 2nd highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, and do you know why?
 
For example: 
In 2016, two photovoltaic plants with more than 2,000 solar modules on a total area of about 3,200m² were put into operation, generating more than 500,000 kWh of solar electricity each year. Another photovoltaic plant will come on stream in 2017 on the roof of the Air Cargo Centre on an area of approximately 5,000 m², making it one of the largest photovoltaic facilities in Austria.
Learn more about their actions here: http://ow.ly/NR7330gka50.  


Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport upgrades to level 3 'Optimisation'

06 March 2020

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases have once again been recognized, as the airport has received Airport Carbon Accreditation level 3 'Optimisation' certification.
“Protecting the environment is a priority for YQB, and the organization is working constantly to ensure that its practices meet the highest environmental standards in the industry. YQB has established several environmental measures that have made Québec City’s airport one of the most energy-efficient in North America,” stated Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB. “This certification shows once again that our efforts to limit the emissions from our own energy use are paying off,” he added.
Thanks to numerous energy-saving measures in recent years, YQB has succeeded in reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 44% compared to 2016, even though the terminal has expanded by 60%. In order to achieve ACA Level 3 accreditation, YQB has engaged its stakeholders in its efforts to reduce GHG emissions. In the coming months, they will take part in an air emissions management committee that will prepare concerted actions to limit GHG production at the airport. 
 
Only 17 airports in North America have reached level 3, and just 6 of those are in Canada. Learn more about YQB's environmental stewardship here


Shannon Airport has succeeded

29 October 2012

Some breaking news from the edge of Europe. Shannon Airport on the west coast of Ireland has succeeded in renewing and upgrading its accreditation at the 'Reduction' level of the programme! Congratulations!


Marseille Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

06 January 2016

Congratulations to Marseille Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Well done to all! Keep it up!


Galapagos Ecological Airport achieves Level 3 Optimisation!

08 November 2017

Galapagos Ecological Airport is the first airport in Latin America & the Caribbean to reach Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. With carbon neutrality around the corner, the airport doesn’t cease to intensify their environmental efforts: introducing a better control of the use of airport resources, such as petrol, diesel and electricity, at the same time working on increasing environmental awareness of the staff working at the airport as well as the stakeholders. This allowed the reduction of CO2 emissions by more than 30%, compared to 2014. Congratulations to everyone involved!  


Nadi International Airport in Fiji achieves Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation

17 March 2020

The main international airport serving Fiji Islands, Nadi International Airport has been hard at work to achieve airport-wide CO2 reductions for 3 years now. The airport’s continuous efforts to reduce its carbon emissions have been rewarded with an upgrade to level 3 ‘Optimisation’ within Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Fiji Airports Chief Executive Officer, Mr Faiz Khan said attaining Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation is yet another milestone accomplishment for Nadi International Airport.
“This is yet another milestone achievement for Fiji Airports. For a small airport in the Pacific, we are committed to protecting our environment and delivering upon that commitment. It is always a bonus to get internationally recognised for it. Fiji Airports is continually taking proactive measures to reduce our carbon emissions through energy efficient lighting, use of natural light, use of alternative energy, replanting of mangroves and trees, being smart about our energy usage based on traffic levels, and efficiently operating our equipment to reduce energy consumption. At the same time we collaborate and work with our aviation stakeholders for a shared focus towards our environment,” Khan said.
“Over the last three (3) years we have gone from being a Level 1 accredited airport to now achieving Level 3 global recognition for Airport Carbon Accreditation. In the process we have become the first airport in the South Pacific to receive Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ Airport Carbon Accreditation. This places Nadi International Airport alongside some of the biggest airports in the world like Changi, Dubai and Hong Kong. Our goal is to work towards achieving Level 3+ ‘Neutrality’ in the future. We will continue to challenge ourselves as a responsible corporate entity,” Khan added.
“The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme is the industry standard for airport carbon management certification. We applaud Fiji Airport’s progress and dedication to address carbon emission reduction and environmental sustainability as a whole. We hope more airports will follow Fiji Airports’ industry-leading actions to achieve carbon neutral status for the airport industry,” said Stefano Baronci, Director General of ACI Asia-Pacific
“Fiji is famous worldwide for its natural beauty and its ecosystem is as attractive as it is fragile. This important accomplishment is evidence of the airport’s contribution to preserve it,” Mr Baronci added. 
Nadi International Airport received its Level 1 ‘Mapping’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation in 2017. Last year, Nadi International Airport received two environment accomplishments, the Green Airports Recognition and the Level 2 ‘Reduction’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation.


Asia-Pacific has just seen its 6th accredited airport

21 November 2012

Asia-Pacific has just seen its 6th accredited airport in less than a year! Congratulations to Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport in India, which has just become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Reduction' level of the programme. There are now 4 accredited airports in India, so it's clearly leading the way in Asia-Pacific!


Puerto Vallarta International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

20 January 2016

Congratulations to Puerto Vallarta International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. ¡Enhorabuena y muchos éxitos!


Honolulu International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

08 November 2017

Honolulu International Airport renewed its certification at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. It means they actively reduce their carbon emissions! 


Kaohsiung International Airport re-joins directly at level 3 'Optimisation'

31 March 2020

Kaohsiung International Airport in Chinese Taipei has re-joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 3 'Optimisation'!
Having achieved a solid CO2 reduction of its own footprint & influencing its business partners to embark on a CO2 management journey, the airport is in full sail towards carbon-free operations.
Congratulations to everyone involved! 


Polands primary hub

30 November 2012

Poland's primary hub, Warsaw Chopin Airport has renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at the 'Mapping' level!


Geneva Airport receives 3 yearly renewal at Level 3 Optimisation

20 January 2016

Great news! Geneva Airport has successfully achieved 3 yearly renewal at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This clearly shows that the airport is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same. Félicitations à tous!


Both Hermes Airports are now Airport Carbon Accredited at Level 2 Reduction

10 November 2017

Pafos International Airport just joined Larnaka International Airport at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Both airports located on the island of Cyprus are now actively reducing their carbon emissions. Fingers crossed for their successful journey up the levels of the programme! 

Read more about their engagement in the programme here: http://ow.ly/NQtZ30gu2m6.   


Sofia Airport pushes on with its CO2 reduction objective at level 2 of the programme

09 April 2020

Bulgaria's busiest airport has just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation, confirming the hub's commitment to addressing Climate Change! At level 2 of the programme, Sofia Airport is making continued headways into reducing its carbon footprint. Learn more about their work focused on Environmental protection here


Dusseldorf Airport has successfully progressed up to level 2

21 December 2012

Dusseldorf Airport has successfully progressed up to level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation 'Reduction' level. Well done to all involved and it is a clear signal that the airport is actively engaging in reducing its carbon emissions.


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

20 January 2016

Congratulations to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on successfully renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport is carbon neutral - one of the current 20 carbon neutral airports in Europe.


Dallas Love Field Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

15 November 2017

Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas was recognised for measuring their carbon footprint with a Level 1 Mapping certificate. Their accreditation means that North America now boasts 28 airports actively managing their carbon emissions, and the city of Dallas has not one, but two climate-friendly airports! Well done! 


Italy's Palermo Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

28 April 2020

The main airport serving the Italian island of Sicily, Palermo Airport (PMO) has joined the community of 304 climate-smart airports around the world. The airport's operator GESAP S.p.A. received level 1 "Mapping" accreditation in recognition of their efforts to map the carbon footprint within their control and outline a comprehensive plan for its reduction.

This achievement is the first step on the path to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions, a vision and strategy undersigned by Palermo Airport in June 2019, alongside ACI EUROPE members.  


Welcoming Tallinn Airport

09 January 2013

We would like to welcome Tallinn Airport who have become Airport Carbon Accredited at level 1'Mapping' level of the programme. Congratulations to all!


Suvarnabhumi Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

20 January 2016

Congratulations to Suvarnabhumi Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


All Five Port Authority airports join Airport Carbon Accreditation!

16 November 2017

The five major airports serving the New York City area have joined the community of climate-smart airports! 
John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and Stewart International Airports have been certified at the second highest level of the program - Level 3 Optimisation - confirming that these facilities will reduce its own CO2 emissions and motivate others to do the same! 
LaGuardia and Teterboro Airports were recognized for measuring their carbon footprint with Level 1 Mapping certificates. 
We applaud this big move to fight climate change!


Welcoming Tirana International Airport

22 January 2013

We are delighted to report that Tirana International Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at level 1'Mapping' of the programme. A great effort by the team at Tirana!


Victoria International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

21 January 2016

Congratulations to Victoria International Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done!


Prague Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

27 November 2017

The largest city in the Czech Republic, Prague, boasts a very climate-smart airport! Prague Airport is at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, which means they reduce their CO2 and bind the companies operating at their premises to do the same. Carbon emissions – go home! 


New Rules for Verifiers!

08 February 2013

New Rules for Verifiers! Some very important news today. Following a decision by the independent Advisory Board of Airport Carbon Accreditation, accredited airports, established and aspiring independent verifiers should take note of the New Rules for Verifiers including a new process. The next series of the Verifier webinars will take place on Tuesday the 5th March and Thursday the 11th April.


Naples Airport now certified at Level 2 Reduction

21 January 2016

Congratulations to Naples Airport on moving up a level of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport is now certified at Level 2 Reduction. Complimenti ragazzi, molto ben fatto!


Abu Dhabi Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

28 November 2017

Abu Dhabi Airport just go re-certified for measuring their carbon emissions for another year. Keep up the good work! 


NEW ACCREDITED AIRPORT: Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos achieves level 1 'Mapping'

19 June 2020

Today we welcome a new accredited airport in the African region. Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria joined the community of climate smart airports within Airport Carbon Accreditation as the first in Nigeria.
The airport received level 1 'Mapping' recognition for creating a complete & independently verified carbon inventory and outlining plans on how to reduce these emissions. Great work!


Eindhoven Airport renewed for level 2

12 February 2013

Well done to Eindhoven Airport who have recently renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation status, for level 2 'Reduction'!


Hong Kong International Airport gets 3-year renewal at Level 3 Optimisation

26 January 2016

Congratulations to Hong Kong International Airport on achieving three-year renewal at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to receive it!


Montréal-Trudeau Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

04 December 2017

The busiest airport of Québec, Canada, just renewed its accreditation at a very high Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Montréal-Trudeau International Airport actively reduces its CO2 emissions and engages the stakeholders present at the airport to do the same. The airport is one step away from obliterating their emissions entirely! 


Querétaro Intercontinental Airport in Mexico successfully joins the programme!

12 June 2020

We are delighted to confirm that Mexico's Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro S.A. is the latest airport to join the carbon accredited community!
Querétaro Intercontinental Airport entered Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 1 'Mapping', having completed their CO2 inventory & outlined plans to reduce emissions.
In particular, the airport is commited to progressively reduce carbon emissions related to the direct consumption of fossil fuels from stationary sources and vehicles, electricity consumption, leaks of refrigerant gases, among others.
Find out more (in Spanish) in this article


Malaga and Palma de Mallorca Airports have become accredited at level 1

06 March 2013

We are delighted to report that both Malaga and Palma de Mallorca Airports of Aena Aeropuertos, have become Airport Carbon Accredited at level 1 'Mapping'. A very special well done to all involved at each airport!


Frankfurt Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

26 January 2016

Frankfurt Airport has successfully renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations on this magnificent achievement!


Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation

06 December 2017

We are pleased to announce a new arrival to the programme: the 9th airport in Canada and 209th airport worldwide to engage in carbon management is Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The airport was certified at Level 1 Mapping, following their successful completion of emissions inventory. Fingers crossed for your future reductions! 


Six AERODOM airports earn upgrade to level 2 'Reduction'

23 June 2020

Congratulations to the teams working hard to rein in CO2 emissions at the six AERODOM airports in the Dominican Republic, forming part of the VINCI Airports network!
Thanks to their efforts, emissions per passenger fell by 20%, equivalent to 1,500 metric tons per year! This excellent result of many CO2-reducing initiatives implemented at the airports has earned the group an upgrade to level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Keep up the great work!


London City Airport has become the fourth airport in the UK to be Airport Carbon Accredited!

12 March 2013

London City Airport has become the fourth airport in the UK to be Airport Carbon Accredited! It is recognised at the 'Mapping' level, reflecting its efforts in addressing its carbon footprint. Congratulations LCY!


Budapest Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

02 February 2016

Well done to all the team at Budapest Airport, which has successfully upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This clearly shows that the airport is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same.


It's a big day for Oman Airports Management Company!

06 December 2017

At the ongoing Airport Exchange conference, Muscat International Airport was recognised for its efforts to reduce their carbon emissions with a Level 2 Reduction certificate in Airport Carbon Accreditation.
 
But the good news didn’t stop there…
Another airport from the company joined the programme! Salalah International Airport received a certificate for Mapping their carbon footprint. The airport is all set to start reducing!
 
 


4 AIRPORT INITIATIVES IN THE SPOTLIGHT – CO2 management during COVID-19

25 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has understandably suspended the progression of many CO2-reducing efforts at world’s airports. But some still managed to brave the storm and launch new projects aimed at decarbonising their operations further. Check out the news about these airports’ continued climate action here below. 
Asia Pacific: Incheon Airport
Incheon International Airport Corporation which operates Incheon Airport, a level 3 ‘Optimisation’ accredited airport, has announced it will partner with Hyundai Motor Company, Air Liquide Korea and Hydrogen Energy Network to operate fuel cell electric buses and accelerate its efforts to become a low-carbon environmentally-friendly airport.
The four parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a hydrogen refuelling station for fuel cell electric buses at Incheon Airport’s Terminal 2 by March 2021. Over the next five years, the hydrogen-powered buses will gradually replace Incheon Airport’s current fleet of internal combustion engine buses that shuttle between the terminals, long-term parking lots and logistics complex. The first batch of seven fuel cell electric buses will go into operation in the second half of 2020, followed by three to five buses entering service annually.
North America: Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Daily vehicle count at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will fall significantly as a result of the rollout of the new extension to the automated people mover running at the airport, reducing congestion and air pollution while improving passenger experience.  
Stage 2 of the PHX Sky Train will lengthen the 3.2-mile track, which currently operates between the 44th Street PHX Sky Train station and Terminal 3. When Stage 2 is complete and fully operational in 2022, it will run another 2.5 miles establishing a direct connection to the airport’s rental car centre. 
The project aims to enhance customer service and improve accessibility, ease traffic congestion on Sky Harbor Boulevard, and make travel easier and more efficient between terminals. It supports the airport’s sustainability goals as it will help reduce the daily vehicle count by an estimated 20,000 vehicles per day. 
Latin America & Caribbean: Salvador Bahia Airport
Salvador Bahia, part of the VINCI Airports’ network of airports, has been recognised by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) as the country’s most sustainable airport.
ANAC’s award for being the ‘Most Sustainable Aerodrome in Brazil in 2019’ is based on Salvador Bahia’s efforts/success in 36 different criteria that include water, power and waste management, climate change, atmospheric emissions, noise, soil, fauna, and flora as well as environmental awareness-raising and organisational management.
Since joining the VINCI Airports network in 2018, Salvador Bahia has become the first zero-waste-to-landfill, 100% LED-lit airport in Brazil. Its carbon management efforts have been recognised with level 2 ‘Reduction’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation only one year from joining the programme. Next on the agenda are plans to complete the installation of a 4.2 MW solar park on the airport site.
Europe: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and its partners have begun a sustainable aircraft taxiing trial using a vehicle known as a ‘Taxibot’. Belonging to Smart Airport Systems and one of only ten in the world, Schiphol’s Taxibot is powered by a hybrid combination of electric and diesel engines that is expected to reduce airline fuel consumption by up to 85% during the aircraft taxiing process.
The trial – being conducted in conjunction with Dutch Air Traffic Control, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Corendon Dutch Airlines, KLM, Transavia, easyJet and the airline handlers dnata and KLM Ground Services – will last through June and is part of a feasibility study into sustainable taxiing at Schiphol.
Some of the items being investigated include how sustainable taxiing can be integrated into daily operations; whether it is achievable on a large scale; and how long and in what time period the transition phase should be.


71 European Airports are now Airport Carbon Accredited

13 March 2013

We are delighted to announce that 71 European Airports are now Airport Carbon Accredited at one of the 4 available levels of certification. The accredited airports represent more than 56% of European passenger traffic each year. In Europe, there is strong representation across the 4 levels of the scientifically robust programme.


Cork Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

03 February 2016

Congratulations to Cork Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Göteborg Landvetter Airport achieves 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

08 December 2017

Göteborg Landvetter Airport, implemented by Swedavia (the first airport group in the world to become entirely carbon neutral) has achieved a major goal in carbon management. The airport renewed for the next 3 years at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation


MILESTONE ALERT: More than 300 climate smart airports connect the world!

25 June 2020

 
As with many other plans, our arrangements to celebrate the 300 accredited airports milestone have been put on hold in the wake of the pandemic. Nevertheless the idea to somehow mark this great achievement and individually thank every airport that is part of this collective effort has never really left us! 
Even more so as the number of airports in the programme continued to grow throughout the toughest months of lockdown and virtual freeze of air transport worldwide, reaching the current figure of 311 participants. The momentum for airport climate action didn’t grind into a halt, but continued its march against all odds. 
We would like to say it now: THANK YOU to all who work tirelessly to bring carbon-free airports closer to realisation! 
A special shoutout to the newcomers who have joined the programme since the beginning of 2020:   
Bram Fischer International Airport L1  (AFRICA)
Chania Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" L1  (EUROPE)
Edinburgh Airport L1 (EUROPE)
George Best Belfast City Airport L2  (EUROPE)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport L1  (ASIA-PACIFIC)
Hawkes Bay Airport L1  (ASIA-PACIFIC)
Kaohsiung International Airport, Taiwan L3  (ASIA-PACIFIC)
Leeds Bradford Airport L1  (EUROPE)
Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos L1  (AFRICA)
Palermo Airport L1  (EUROPE)
Querétaro Intercontinental Airport L1  (LAC)
Samos Airport "Aristarchos of Samos" L1  (EUROPE)
Southampton Airport L2  (EUROPE)
Zadar International Airport L1  (EUROPE)
Zvartnots International Airport L1  (EUROPE) 
We look forward to continuing working with you on the accomplishment of your carbon goals! 


ANA Airports have successfully renewed their 'Mapping' level

20 March 2013

We are delighted to announce that all of  ANA Airports have successfully renewed their 'Mapping' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation and have also welcomed Beja Airport into this list, for recognition with the programme!


Dusseldorf Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

03 February 2016

Congratulations to Dusseldorf Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all!


Kansai Airports renew at Level 2 Reduction

12 December 2017

Japan's Osaka International and Kansai International Airports just renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Keep up the good work! :) 


THE WAY FORWARD: Empowering airports to retain Climate Action among key priorities

25 June 2020

 
We write this newsletter at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on almost all parts and aspects of human activity. The health crisis has spilled into all corners of the world, leaving no industry unaffected, but hitting aviation with particular ferocity. Across the globe we have seen thousands of airplanes grounded, arranged in neat rows on unused tarmacs, tens of thousands of employees on furlough or laid off, forced to seek alternative paths to sustain their livelihoods and millions of passengers having to cancel their plans and confine themselves to their homes. 
Yet as the world came to a standstill, airports continued to serve their communities, operating repatriation and extraordinary missions, facilitating essential cargo and medical equipment deliveries, whilst operating in difficult conditions of financial strain, and a reduced workforce faced with heightened personal safety risks and employment uncertainty. We cannot say it enough – we are in awe of our airport colleagues the world over facing these challenges with grit and positivity.
While there are differences in the gravity of the present situation across ACI regions in line with the ebbs and flows of this pandemic’s evolution, one thing is shared by all airports regardless of their location. The unprecedented extent of this health crisis and the ripples it creates across our economy triggers a dent in revenues that will be hard to patch up. In our sector, most indicators point towards a sluggish rate of recovery, marking 2023-2024 as the likely date when air connectivity will have come back to its pre-COVID span. Against this backdrop is the continued drive towards decarbonisation, which requires liquidity to invest in sustainable solutions. 
Even though in many parts of the world the crisis triggered a hiatus in what otherwise would be an exponential growth in emissions, experts have warned repeatedly that the pandemic could accelerate emission rise in the period immediately after. It is a worrying trend, one that we at Airport Carbon Accreditation would like to address early on, at least within our scope of action. 
As with every crisis, there is a hidden opportunity in the current pandemic as well. It seems that many sectors have been pushed to a complete reboot of their modus operandi and now need to start from scratch. While we grieve the losses it incurred, we also want to look on the bright side and echo our colleagues at Heathrow Airport - let’s “build back better”.
These deliberations have brought us to a set of targeted decisions aimed at empowering airports to continue what they started more than a decade ago. As a result, a set of temporary changes to the rules of Airport Carbon Accreditation introduced with immediate effect will guide the growing community of climate- smart airports through the present storm, whilst keeping their carbon management frameworks firmly in place. Once the dust has settled, our goal is that these adjustments will support a smoother transition to a “new normal”, in which airport climate action will play an even greater role. 
With much in store for the coming months, we look forward to enabling airports’ individual journeys towards more sustainable operations and working towards the collective goal of carbon-free air travel. This crisis has taught us that we’re capable of the extraordinary in extremis. Together, we can look forward to continuity of action against the ongoing Climate Crisis when the immediate threat of the coronavirus has subsided. 
 
 


Congratulations to Vienna Airport

21 March 2013

Congratulations to Vienna Airport on becoming Airport Carbon Accredited at 'Mapping'. Well done to all involved at the airport!


Gatwick Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

09 February 2016

Gatwick Airport is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same. Congratulations to all at the airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation!


Seasons greetings & best wishes for 2018 from Airport Carbon Accreditation team :)

12 December 2017


COVID-19 crisis delivers concrete insights that can help aviation in sustainable recovery

07 July 2020

An interview with Marina Bylinsky, Head of Sustainability, ACI EUROPE

By Agata Lyznik

There has been a lot of talk about sustainable, balanced, green recovery from the present crisis. Many stakeholders see COVID-19 as an opportunity for a complete reset of our economy. How could this concept play out in the aviation sector?

As we overcome the immediate COVID-19 health emergency, we can indeed take a more forward looking approach and critically assess the way we managed the present crisis, and what we can learn from it for future scenarios. Climate change is going to be a source of new crises and hence remains the greatest long-term challenge we face. As put in a recent study published by the Oxford University and co-authored by the Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz: “The climate emergency is like the COVID-19 emergency, just in slow motion and much graver.”(1)
In the context of a sustainable recovery, this study is actually really interesting. It is based on a survey of high-level economic experts, assessing different types of recovery policies. The policy that achieved the lowest score of all referred to aviation bailouts, considering its climate impact but also economic outputs. This conclusion reveals doubts about the long-term economic viability and resilience of the aviation sector. It sends a clear warning signal to the industry, highlighting that the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability are intrinsically linked, and should encourage us to “build back better”.
The good news is that the COVID-19 crisis has delivered very concrete insights that can help us in our sustainable recovery. Firstly, it has shown that we need to trust and follow the science. Goals and strategies can no longer be determined by “what we can achieve” but “what we have to achieve”. For the aviation sector, it means that we need to step up our industry-wide climate goals, and align them with the latest climate science, namely the need to reach Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Secondly, COVID-19 has shown how important early action is to address a looming crisis, and that delays do have a significant human and economic cost. The same is true for climate change. Delaying or reducing the rate at which emission reductions are made today will require more significant cuts in emissions in the future, with higher costs. For the aviation sector, this implies that we have to maintain climate action high on our agenda. Of course, in the current context, we will not be able to deliver on it on our own. This is why public support to the decarbonisation of aviation is more important today than ever. Such support will help our sector regain its economic viability – which is a prerequisite for safeguarding our ability to keep investing in decarbonisation on our own accounts, and ultimately continue providing social and economic benefits to society.
 
 

What is the role of airports in this effort?

Through ACI EUROPE’s Net Zero 2050 commitment from June 2019, European airports already aligned their climate ambition with the latest scientific evidence. Of course, for the aviation sector as a whole, the scale of the challenge is different, as we have many more solutions to decarbonise on the ground than in the air. Our role as airports is manifold: we have to first of all reach our own climate goals, but also to support the broader decarbonisation of the air transport system. This refers to facilitating more efficient ground operations, optimised air traffic management but also the provision of infrastructure and associated services for the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), and in the longer run, hydrogen fuelled and electrified aircraft operations. As a matter of fact, as new aircraft technologies emerge on the market, the role of airport operators will be critical to enable their deployment. For instance, if an airline is purchasing an electric airplane, it will only be able to fly it once it can be charged at the airport and benefit from associated maintenance and handling services. The “deeper” we get into the decarbonisation of air transport, the more important the role of airports will be as nodes of climate action, accelerating and removing roadblocks for new technologies and operations, in cooperation with industry partners.
Speaking about a sustainable recovery from an airport perspective, we should also not forget about its more local components, for instance mitigation of noise and air pollution or resources management. In these areas as well, we can use the recovery from COVID-19 as an opportunity to explore new, innovative approaches.
Did airports continue to unroll initiatives aimed at reducing CO2 during the pandemic?
It is great to see that in spite of the COVID-19 crisis, airports have indeed been introducing new environmental initiatives in the past months. For instance, Schiphol Airport launched a trial of Taxibot, an electric tow vehicle that allows aircraft not to burn fuel while taxiing – reducing not only CO2, but also local air pollutant emissions.
Copenhagen Airport partnered with several other Danish companies to develop green hydrogen and synthetic fuels. 10 airports, amongst them 6 in Europe, have entered Airport Carbon Accreditation since 11 March, when the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. In fact it’s actually in this difficult period that the programme hit the milestone of 300 accredited airports worldwide, as we have 309 of them now.
 
 
How can ACI EUROPE influence the situation positively? Has there been any adjustment in its position triggered by the crisis?
 
I see several roles for ACI EUROPE in this situation. Firstly, we have to facilitate the continuity of airport climate action. This involves awareness-raising within the membership, advocacy and practical steps to ensure the supporting tools we provide remain fit-for purpose in a new environment.
Awareness-raising is one of the areas we have worked on under the Off the Ground project, concluding that in addition to being a moral obligation, climate action will be key to rebuild public trust in aviation, achieve operational efficiencies, but also secure access to public and private investment. We also see an increasing number of policy but also investor initiatives to better understand how sustainable different assets are, and direct investments accordingly. In spite of the massive shake up of our industry and the uncertainty about what the landscape will look like one year from now, continued climate action does thus make business sense.
As regards advocacy, ACI EUROPE plays an important role in exploring opportunities for public funding to support airport decarbonisation during the recovery. It is essential that the implementation of the European Green Deal and related national policies are pursued as per initial plan, so as to provide airports and other stakeholders with a stable reference in which to develop their climate action. Furthermore, it is critical to ensure that there is consistency between climate policy and other policy areas. For instance, the process of economic regulation of airports should take into account the need for airports to be permitted and encouraged to make timely investment in decarbonisation.
In terms of supporting tools, we have implemented temporary adjustments to the rules of Airport Carbon Accreditation to help our members maintain their participation in the programme. Amongst others, these changes allow airports to benefit from a one year extension of their certification, a streamlined verification process and thus reduced overall costs of accreditation.
More broadly, we are also going to analyse how far COVID-19 requires us to rethink airport sustainability across its three dimensions. Aviation has proven to be an indispensable connector in the present crisis, ensuring the flow of essential goods, medical equipment and facilitating rescue missions. More than ever aviation’s positive contribution to the regions it serves has come to the fore. We believe this is an opportunity to explore how we can build on this experience to foster our relationship with local communities during the recovery and beyond.
 
 
In your opinion, what is the most important measure in addressing emissions from aviation operations?
 
There is currently no silver-bullet solution to the CO2 emissions from air transport, so a combination of different measures need to be implemented. We usually refer to these as the ICAO “Basket of Measures”, consisting of technology improvements, more efficient operations, SAF and market-based measures, such as the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) or the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Various studies are currently being carried out to assess the potential of each of these pillars, and to inform policy-making accordingly. From our perspective, we see that SAF is clearly one of the most significant. The advantage of SAF is that their use does not require changes to existing aircraft engines, nor significant modifications of airport infrastructure. Their operational roll-out can thus be achieved in a much shorter timeframe than, for instance, the entry into service of electric aircraft. The major obstacle to a wide deployment of SAF has so far been a limited production capacity, with a several times higher cost of SAF compared to fossil jet fuel. As such, ACI EUROPE welcomes the decision of the European Commission to develop a dedicated policy framework for SAF through its ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, aiming to scale up production and market uptake of SAF in Europe. We believe that in the context of an economic crisis, this work will be even more important; in addition to decarbonisation benefits, it will also help create jobs.
 
 

And what would be the gamechanger for airports in this regard?

Emissions under the airport operator control typically refer to heating and cooling of buildings, ground vehicles and support equipment, on-site processes such as waste processing and most importantly, electricity. The latter on average accounts for roughly 60% of the airport operators’ emissions. From that perspective, access to clean electricity is absolutely key for airport decarbonisation, and is all the more important as it can be used to replace the use of fossil fuel in vehicles or buildings. To access clean electricity, airports can either procure it, or generate it on-site. On-site generation is particularly relevant, as it is 100% additional, i.e. creating new green electricity generation capacity and thus substituting conventional electricity.
Furthermore, from a business resilience perspective, it is also interesting as it helps make an airport operator less vulnerable to disruptions in supply chains which can affect the national electricity grid. Of course, there are also challenges, for instance at the technical level where energy storage needs to be further developed if an airport wishes to produce large volumes of electricity which are not immediately consumed or fed into the grid. We therefore welcome the plans of the European Commission to accelerate the clean energy transition across Europe in the context of a sustainable recovery, as it will be an important enabler for continued airport decarbonisation.
 

(1) https://www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk/publications/wpapers/workingpaper 20-02.pdf, p. 4.

Interview published in the 2020 Summer issue of Airport Business


Hong Kong International Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited

22 March 2013

Hong Kong International Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at 'Optimisation' level!! It is the first and only airport in Asia-Pacific to become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Optimisation' level. Optimisation level recognises that an airport has mapped and reduced its carbon emissions and has also engaged stakeholders - a great achievement for all!


Dublin Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

09 February 2016

Congratulations to Dublin Airport on renewing its Airport Carbon Accredited status at the Reduction level! Well done!


Puerto Vallarta & Tijuana Airports renew their accreditation

09 January 2018

Two airports operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico renewed their accreditation within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Puerto Vallarta International Airport (the first airport to ever become accredited in Latin America & Caribbean region) received a Level 2 Reduction certificate. Tijuana Airport renewed at Level 1 Mapping. 

¡Enhorabuena y seguid haciendo un buen trabajo ambiental!

 

 

 


The 35th climate smart airport in LAC is Aruba's Queen Beatrix International Airport!

14 July 2020

Congratulations are in order for Aruba Airport Authority N.V., the operator of Queen Beatrix International Airport, for joining the tribe of climate smart airports.
The main airport of Aruba has achieved level 1 'Mapping' of Airport Carbon Accreditation, having completed a comprehensive inventory of emissions and outlining a strategy to reduce them.
Their success also marks the 35th climate smart airport in Latin America and Caribbean. Well done!


Rome Ciampino Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level

08 April 2013

We are delighted to announce that Rome Ciampino Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the 'Mapping' level! A clear signal that the airport is committed to the programme and measuring its carbon footprint.


Brisbane Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

10 February 2016

Congratulations to Brisbane Airport on upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation - the 8th airport certified at this level in Asia-Pacific!


3 VINCI Airports renew their accreditation!

10 January 2018

There are 25 VINCI Airports engaged in CO2 management within Airport Carbon Accreditation:
3 of them just renewed their certificates at Level 1 Mapping: 
Congrats Aéroport Nantes-Atlantique, Aéroport de Saint-Nazaire - Montoir and Aéroport Toulon Hyères!


Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport upgrades to level 2 'Reduction'

17 July 2020

China's major airport in the South, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has been recognised for CO2 reduction! The airport serving up to 69 million passengers a year has moved up to level 2 'Reduction' of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The upgrade comes as the crowning of the extensive effort of CAN's team to bring CO2 emissions down. 
Congratulations!


Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the Mapping level

18 April 2013

Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the Mapping level. Congratulations to all involved and we look forward to having you on the programme!


Eindhoven Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

15 February 2016

Eindhoven Airport has renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 3+ Neutrality. Congratulations on being one of the 20 carbon neutral airports in Europe!


Frankfurt Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

11 January 2018

To be at the high Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation airports have to cooperate with the companies operating at their premises: ground handlers, airlines, etc. 
It's not easy-peasy, but Frankfurt Airport has succeeded at motivating its business community to reduce CO2 emissions another year in a row! Congrats on your renewal! 


Airport industry reaffirms commitment to climate action as aviation takes first steps towards post-COVID-19 recovery

29 July 2020

As the aviation sector looks towards initial greenshoots of recovery, airports have renewed their commitment to climate action as a cornerstone of rebuilding an industry dealt a devastating blow by the global pandemic.
 
Through its Airport Carbon Accreditation programme first launched in 2009, the airport industry laid down the gold standard for carbon management in a sector which faces steep challenges in making a positive contribution to limiting climate change.
 
Eleven years later, with aviation reeling from losses in passenger traffic and revenues, airports worldwide are still showing unswerving determination to work towards sustainable air travel. Despite the economic crisis and a recovery to 2019 passenger traffic levels not foreseen until 2024, the airport industry recognises that timely action is key to reducing the risk of future global and regional crises due to climate change – which in turn will be crucial in strengthening airport
resilience.
 
 
Continued commitment through the height of the crisis – 300 milestone reached
 
Underpinning the sustainability ambitions of the airport sector, during the height of the COVID-19 crisis a number of airports joined Airport Carbon Accreditation for the first time, and several more progressed further through the accreditation levels.
 
In fact, it was during the worst of the pandemic that the programme passed the milestone of 300 accredited airports worldwide. The global total now stands at 312 Carbon Accredited airports.
 
 
Empowering airports to invest for a sustainable future
 
In order to ensure that airports can maintain and grow their climate action in spite of the crisis and its impacts, the Airport Carbon Accreditation Advisory Board has approved a set of temporary adjustments to the programme requirements. Amongst others, these changes allow airports to benefit from a one year extension of their certification, a streamlined verification process and thus reduced overall costs of accreditation. In this way, airports are supported during the worst of the economic downturn and enabled to embed climate action into their recovery plans moving forwards.
 
 
“Build Back Better”
 
In addition to being an unquestionable moral obligation, climate action will be key in rebuilding that vital ingredient in the recovery of the sector – public trust. Investing in climate-friendly infrastructure, operational efficiencies and teaming up with partners throughout the aviation ecosystem for the benefit of our customers and local communities makes business sense as well as benefitting all our futures.
 
Niclas Svenningsen, Manager for Global Climate Action, UNFCCC said, “Looking to the post-COVID-19 future, we’re certainly going to see the acceleration of certain trends. With huge commitment and determination from the airport industry, their leadership in setting the path towards tangible reductions in climate footprint was already in place. Recovery from the pandemic is an opportunity to Build Back Better. Airports are voting for the future they want with their feet – by taking us beyond the 300 accredited airport milestone even at the height of the hit. This is an industry with an unshakable determination not to just play its part but to make a true difference”.
 
 

 

Airports joined since pandemic declared 11 March 2020:

Bram Fischer International Airport South Africa (Level 1); Chania International Airport Greece (Level 1); Edinburgh Airport United Kingdom (Level 2); George Best Belfast City Airport United Kingdom (Level 2); Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport Nigeria (Level 1); Leeds Bradford Airport United Kingdom (Level 1); Palermo Airport Falcone Borcellino Italy (Level 1); Queen Beatrix International Airport Aruba (Level 1); Queretaro Airport Mexico (Level 1); Samos International Airport Greece (Level 1); Kaohsiung International Airport Chinese Taipei (Level 3); Zvartnots International Airport Armenia (Level 1).

Airports upgraded since pandemic declared 11 March 2020:
 
 
Arroyo Barril Airport Dominican Republic (Level 2); Cibao International Airport Dominican Republic (Level 3); Durban King Shaka International Airport South Africa (Level 2); Enfidha-Hammamet Airport Tunisia (Level 3); Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport China (Level 2); La Isabela International Airport Dominican Republic (Level 2); Barahona International Airport Dominican Republic (Level 2); Nadi Airport Fiji (Level 3); Port Elizabeth National Airport South Africa (Level 2); Puerto Plata International Airport Dominican Republic (Level 2); Samana El Catey International Airport Dominican Republic (Level 2); Santo Domingo Airport Dominican Republic (Level 2); Sharjah International Airport United Arab Emirates (Level 3+).
 


Well done to Hamburg Airport

25 April 2013

Well done to Hamburg Airport, who have successfully renewed at the "Reduction" level of Airport Carbon Accreditation.


Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central Airport upgrade to Level 2 Reduction

18 February 2016

Congratulations to Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central Airport on upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the first gateways in the GCC states to achieve this level! Well done!


Rome Fiumicino Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

15 January 2018

Rome Fiumicino Airport just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation at the highest level - 3+ Neutrality. Explore Fiumicino's sustainability actions through their infographics


LUCKY 7 - Sharjah Airport becomes the 7th carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific

10 August 2020

We are delighted to announce Sharjah Airport Authoritys big environmental success! Sharjah Airport has joined the highest rank of the global carbon management programme for airports, Airport Carbon Accreditation. At level 3+ 'Neutrality', the airport has reduced emissions from sources under its control to a maximum and compensated for residual emissions with the purchase of responsible carbon credits. Congratulations to the team who's hard work to reign in emissions is now being celebrated!

Sharjah Airport's accreditation at level 3+ brought the total number of carbon neutral airports in Asia-Pacific to a lucky 7. Keep them coming!   


Suvarnabhumi Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the Mapping level

07 May 2013

Suvarnabhumi Airport has become Airport Carbon Accredited at the Mapping level. Well done to all involved at the airport in making this happen and we very much look forward to welcoming you to the programme!


Vienna Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

23 February 2016

Vienna Airport has successfully upgraded its Airport Carbon Accredited status to Level 2 Reduction by proving that it is reducing its carbon emissions. Well done to all the team!


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

16 January 2018

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's carbon neutral status within Airport Carbon Accreditation has just been renewed! 
Schiphol is committed to combating climate change. Among other things, it does so by reducing its own CO2 emissions e.g. by using LED lights, electric vehicles and circular solutions.
Learn more: https://goo.gl/Um22x4 


Sunshine Coast Airport awarded carbon neutral for fourth year

13 August 2020

Sunshine Coast Airport has been awarded carbon neutral status for the fourth year under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
The highest level of accreditation achievable under the scheme, Sunshine Coast Airport was the first airport in Australia to be recognised as carbon neutral in 2017, and remains the only airport in Australia to have achieved the Level 3+ certification.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Sunshine Coast Airport will hold the accreditation for two years.
Sunshine Coast Airport Chief Executive Officer Andrew Brodie said it was welcomed good news, and a proud moment for the region.
“This award is a significant achievement for the Sunshine Coast, placing us with only five other airports in Asia-Pacific to currently hold the title,” Mr Brodie said.
“Our region is already renowned for its natural environment, with Noosa last year awarded UNESCO biosphere status for another 10 years.
“This award underlines our place at the forefront of industry standards, and we will continue to prioritise our commitment to waste management, recycling and energy reduction into the future.”
Sunshine Coast Airport’s achievements include:
– a reduction in C02 produced per passenger by 43% since 2012
– a 12% reduction in tonnes of C02 produced per passenger in the last reporting year
– a 10% reduction in fuel usage for airport operations
– waste reduction of 12% in the last reporting year.
 
Learn more about Sunshine Coast Airport's sustainability actions here.  


Congratulations to Antalya Airport

17 May 2013

Congratulations to Antalya Airport who have renewed at 'Optimisation' level. Well done to all the team involved in making this possible and a clear signal that the airport is committed to the programme!


Sunshine Coast Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

23 February 2016

Congratulations to Sunshine Coast Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Longreach Airport in Australia becomes Airport Carbon Accredited

17 January 2018

We are happy to announce that Longreach Airport in Queensland, Australia joined the programme at Level 1 Mapping. 

Longreach is Australia's 10th airport to engage in carbon management within Airport Carbon Accreditaton! Congratulations! 


Big environmental success for Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport as it upgrades to level 3

03 September 2020

The main airport connecting Canton to the World has just achieved level 3 'Optimisation' of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the first airport in Mainland China to reach this high within the global carbon management programme for airports. The upgrade has been awarded in recognition of extensive efforts carried out by the Guangdong Airport Authority to reduce the airport's direct emissions and influence emissions reductions by its business partners. Congratulations! 


Airport Carbon Accreditation Brochure

31 May 2013

Take a look at the new updated Airport Carbon Accreditation Brochure.

 


Rome-Fiumicino Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

29 February 2016

Rome-Fiumicino Airport - one of the 20 carbon neutral airports - has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations on this fantastic achievemnet!


Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport starts actively reducing CO2 emissions

18 January 2018

Canada's Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport just joined the ranks of airports reducing their carbon footprint within Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport successfully upgraded to Level 2 Reduction. Congrats! 


Airport Carbon Accreditation has been extended to ACI AFRICA

11 June 2013

Today we can officially announce that Airport Carbon Accreditation has been extended to ACI AFRICA. We would like to say a special welcome and congratulations to Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport  - the very first African airport to become certified in the programme. The airport is now airport carbon certified at the 'Mapping' level.


Tirana International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

03 March 2016

Congratulations to Tirana International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Naples International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

19 January 2018

One step from carbon neutrality, Naples International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Keep up the good work! 


Welcome to Queen Alia International Airport

12 June 2013

We would like to say a special welcome to Queen Alia International Airport who have just become airport carbon certified at the 'Mapping' level. Keep up the good work and we look forward to working with you on the programme!


Kaohsiung International Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

04 March 2016

A fantastic achievement by Kaohsiung International Airport, which has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all!


Düsseldorf Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

24 January 2018

Good news came all the way from Germany today: Düsseldorf Airport just renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Well done! 


Adelaide and Parafield airports certified at the 'Mapping' level

12 June 2013

Today Adelaide and Parafield airports became the first two airports in Australia to become airport carbon certified at the 'Mapping' level. This is a great achievement and we look forward to seeing more aiports from Australia shortly. Well done to all involved at these two airports!


Taoyuan International Airport becomes accredited at Level 2 Reduction

07 March 2016

What wonderful news! Another Taiwanese airport has entered the programme: Taoyuan International Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Geneva and Galápagos Airports become carbon neutral

25 January 2018

• 211 airports across the world now certified at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation
• These airports welcomed 3.2 billion passengers a year – that’s 41.8% of global air passenger traffic 
• 37 airports are carbon neutral for emissions under their control – the latest are Galápagos Ecological Airport and Geneva Airport
• Galápagos Ecological Airport in Ecuador is the first carbon neutral airport in Latin-America
 
 
 
Brussels, Hong Kong, Casablanca, Washington DC, Panama and Montreal: While aircraft operators are preparing for the implementation of CORSIA, ICAO’s global market-based measure to address emissions from international aviation, the new year has kicked off with renewed efforts by the global airport industry towards addressing its CO2 emissions, through the independent and voluntary global programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation
Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World commented “An impressive 3.2 billion air passengers now travel through airports certified at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation – a testament to how much the programme has helped mobilise airport operators towards addressing their carbon footprints. Airport Carbon Accreditation is enabling a multi-speed effort now involving 211 airports across the world and it’s inspiring to see the level of innovation and diversity with which ** airports are working to reduce their emissions.” 
She added “I would particularly like to congratulate Genève Aéroport and Galápagos Ecological Airport on achieving carbon neutral status - this marks the moment from which there are now carbon neutral airports in every ACI region of the world. This really sends a message to the wider world that carbon management is a valid consideration for every business no matter where they are located.”
André Schneider, General Manager of Genève Aéroport commented “We take pride in being able to say that we have delivered on the commitment we made last year, to reduce the net emissions under our control to zero. Now that we have reached to Level 3+ of Airport Carbon Accreditation, we intend to continue our work on the various environmental aspects of our operations with the same zeal.”
Jorge Rosillo, General Manager, Galápagos Ecological Airport commented « It is a great honor for us to receive this certification at Level 3+ Neutrality as the first airport in Latin America & the Caribbean. Most importantly, our Neutrality status is the fruit of a group effort. The support for our ecological approach to running an airport came from all levels of our organization - from the top management at Corporación América to each & every employee, who takes pride in being part of Galápagos Ecological Airport. At the same time, the whole process of measuring and reducing our carbon footprint was facilitated by the intelligible framework provided by Airport Carbon Accreditation. »
 
To find out more about Galapagos Ecological Airport's sustainable actions, read our interview with Jorge Rosillo under the following LINK.  
Javier Martinez Botacio, Director General ACI-LAC said «This is a landmark moment for us in the ACI-LAC region - I sincerely congratulate Galápagos Ecological Airport on their success in becoming the first carbon neutral airport in the region. More than that, we are very encouraged by the fact that the learnings and efficiencies achieved through their carbon management journey up to Level 3+ will ultimately be implemented by airports across the Region. »
In addition to reducing their carbon footprint through energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy, these airports invested in carbon offsets funding biomass and cook stoves projects, purchased under the UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Gold Standard¹.
With 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality), Airport Carbon Accreditation is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed² and has the support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission (EC). 
In Africa, there are now 10 airports certified at one of the 4 levels of the Airport Carbon Accreditation, 41 in Asia-Pacific, 118 in Europe, 8 in Latin-America & Caribbean and 34 in North America
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Check out the interactive maps, case studies & programme results on www.AirportCO2.org 
As usual, the carbon reduction achieved in Europe during Year 9 (June 2017 to May 2018), will be announced during this year’s ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly, Congress & Exhibition in Brussels from 18-20 June 2018. The global annual results will be announced in October 2018. 


Congratulations to Dubrovnik Airport

18 June 2013

Congratulations to Dubrovnik Airport who have renewed at the 'Mapping' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation - Keep up the good work!


San Francisco International Airport becomes accredited at Level 3 Optimisation

09 March 2016

Great news! San Francisco International Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 3 Optimisation, becoming the 11th certified airport in North America.


Narita International Airport in Japan enters the programme

29 January 2018

Narita International Airport, serving the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan, has just been recognised for its outstanding carbon management. The airport entered the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme directly at Level 2 Reduction. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement! 


Congratulations to to Aena Aeropuertos

19 June 2013

We would like to say a big well done to Aena Aeropuertos, who have successfully renewed at Level 1 ‘Mapping’ for both Lanzarote and Barcelona El Prat airports. Also, with the renewal of Madrid-Barajas Airport at level 2 ‘Reduction’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This is a great effort by all at each airport and well done to the team in help making this happen.


Portuguese airports continue to work on reducing their carbon emissions

18 March 2016

ANA's 10 airports, part of VINCI Airports, have been continuing their efforts to reduce their carbon emissions. Following the accreditation of Madeira Airport and Porto Santo Airport at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation, Faro Airport, Ponta Delgada Airport, Santa Maria Airport, Flores Airport and Horta Airport have successfully renewed at Level 2 Reduction. A special congratulations to Lisbon Airport, Porto Airport and Beja Airport, which have upgraded to Level 2 Reduction!


Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

31 January 2018

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, operated by TAV, decreased its carbon emissions to the minimum level and neutralized the remaining amount by investing into clean energy. Following Ankara Esenboğa Airport, Izmir has become the second airport in Turkey that neutralized its carbon emissions under the auspices of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations on your renewal! Read more about it here: https://goo.gl/RqCCMz


Congratulations to Lulea Airport

19 June 2013

Congratulations to Lulea Airport who have again renewed at level 3+ 'Neutrality', an excellent achievement for the airport and clear evidence of their continued support and work on the programme! A big well done to all!


London City Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

01 April 2016

London City Airport is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same. Congratulations on upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

01 February 2018

Taiwan TaoYuan International Airport has just renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations and a very Happy Chinese New Year to the entire team! 新年快乐


Congratulations to Avinor

20 June 2013

Congratulations to Avinor, who have successfully renewed Oslo and Trondheim airports at the 'Neutrality' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation and also with Kristiansand Airport who is certified at the 'Reduction' level.


Venice Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

01 April 2016

Hats off to Venice Airport for renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


6 Dominican airports join the programme!

01 February 2018

In a historical move, 6 airports in the Dominican Republic get accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation.

The successful airports are: Puerto Plata (POP), Santo Domingo (SDQ), Samaná El Catey International (AZS), La Isabela International (JBQ), María Montez International (BRX) and Arroyo Barril (EPS) Airports. Congratulations to their owner: VINCI Airports!

Read more: https://goo.gl/ryS5js 

 


Eco-Innovation Award goes to Athens International Airport

20 June 2013

This year’s Eco-Innovation Award, which is awarded by the independent Advisory Board of Airport Carbon Accreditation, went to Athens International Airport. The airport scored highest on criteria such as stakeholder engagement, staff training and innovation. Its hard work to lower its CO2 emissions confirms that despite economic pressures, the company continues to deliver environmental management systems that go beyond regulatory requirements. The award was announced during the ACI Annual Congress & Exhibition and was presented to Athens International Airport CEO Dr.Yiannis Paraschis by Frank Brenner Director General of EUROCONTRO


Honolulu International Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

06 April 2016

Amazing achievement by Honolulu International Airport, which has successfully upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done!


Dubai Airports renew at Level 2 Reduction

06 February 2018

Dubai International and Dubai World Central Airports have met all the necessary requirements to renew at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Well done! 


Airport Carbon Accreditation Annual Report 2012-2013

20 June 2013

The Airport Carbon Accreditation Annual Report 2012-2013 has been officially launched and is now available to view.


Abu Dhabi International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

06 April 2016

Congratulations to Abu Dhabi International Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

07 February 2018

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport just renewed its certificate at the highest level of the programme! What's more, soon the total solar power generation at RGIA - Hyderabad will reach 10MW. The airport commissioned an additional 5 MW solar power plant, on top of the existing 5 MW capacity. Great work for sustainability of their operations! 


Congratulations to Visby Airport

21 June 2013

Congratulations to Visby Airport who has successfully renewed at level 3+ 'Neutrality' of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Sofia Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

14 April 2016

Congratulations to Sofia Airport on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the first Bulgarian airport certified by the programme!


Eindhoven Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

13 February 2018

We are delighted to announce that Eindhoven Airport renewed its carbon neutral status within AirportCO2 Community! The second busiest airport in the Netherlands is a leading example of sustainability work. 

Read more about their environmental management here: https://www.eindhovenairport.nl/en/corporate-responsibility 


Swedavia groups commitment to carbon reduction

21 June 2013

We are delighted to confirm that Stockholm Bromma Airport has achieved 3 yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This really is a fantastic achievement and it highlights Swedavia groups commitment to carbon reduction. Keep up the good work!


Incheon International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

14 April 2016

Well done to all at Incheon International Airport (South Korea), which has successfully renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Marrakech Menara and Casablanca Mohammed V Airports renew their certification

14 February 2018

Two airports implemented by ONDA (Morrocan Airports Authority) just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation. Marrakech Menara and Casablanca Mohammed V Airports are at mapping their CO2 emissions. Well done! 


Congratulations to Hyderabad International Airport

27 June 2013

Congratulations to Hyderabad International Airport who have become the very first airport in India to become certified at level 3 'Optimisation' of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Keep up the good work and well done to all in making this happen!


Vilnius Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

18 April 2016

Good news to start the week! Vilnius Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 105th airport certified by the programme in Europe. We are looking forward to seeing your next environmental achievements in the programme!


Budapest Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

20 February 2018

Budapest Airport is on top of their game in cooperating with stakeholders through their Greenairport Program
This unique partnership of companies has one goal: further reducing the environmental impact of the airport - while mastering Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation


Istanbul Ataturk Airport has renewed at 'Reduction' level

28 June 2013

Istanbul Ataturk Airport has renewed at 'Reduction' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations to all at Istanbul Ataturk Airporton and TAV with this great achievement!


Queen Alia International Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

21 April 2016

A huge congratulations to Queen Alia International Airport on upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation by proving that it is efficiently reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same!


Melbourne Airport becomes Carbon Accredited!

20 February 2018

Melbourne Airport is committed to tackling climate change! The airport’s work on mitigating emissions was recognised with a certificate at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation.

To check out Melbourne Airport’s work on reducing their emissions and their plans for the future, hop to:  https://goo.gl/ysWQ8s


Istanbul Ataturk Airport has renewed at the 'Reduction' level

04 July 2013

Istanbul Ataturk Airport has renewed at the 'Reduction' level - well done to all the team and keep up the good work!


Sharjah International Airport has upgraded to Level 2 Reduction

21 April 2016

Well done to all at Sharjah International Airport, which has upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Mount Isa Airport joins the programme!

21 February 2018

Mount Isa Airport is now certified for Mapping their CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Their successful adhesion to the programme marked a milestone for Queensland Airports Limited, ISA’s operator: all four airports owned by the company are part of AirportCO2 Community. Well done!

Read more: http://www.mountisaairport.com.au/airport-takes-flight-to-carbon-reduction/ 


Bologna Airport has renewed at the 'Reduction' level

09 July 2013

Bologna Airport has renewed at the 'Reduction' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation - well done to all and keep up the good work at the airport!!


Winnipeg Richardson International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

22 April 2016

Airport Carbon Accreditation keeps gaining momentum in North America! Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has joined the programme at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 12th certified airport in North America. Well done to all!


3 airports owned by Port of Portland renew/upgrade their accreditation

23 February 2018

All three airports owned by Port of Portland are now actively reducing their CO2 emissions. Portland Hillsboro upgraded to Level 2 Reduction, a status it has lost just for one cycle of the programme. Portland International and Portland Troutdale Airports renewed their certificates for GHG emissions reduction! 

Want to know more about the Port of Portland's environmental actions? Check out their video under the following link: https://goo.gl/d1yJDw


NEW Airport Carbon Accreditation animated video

10 July 2013

Check out the new Airport Carbon Accreditation animated video - providing an informative, up to date analysis on the airport carbon management programme. Year 4 of the programme saw a total reduction of 170,164 tonnes of CO2 achieved - enough to power 71,000 households a year!


Treviso Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

29 April 2016

Congratulations to Treviso Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Bravi! Continuate così!


Munich Airport is one step away from carbon neutrality!

26 February 2018

Munich Airport has just successfully renewed their Level 3 Optimisation accreditation. For more information on their ambitious and well-thought plans for Climate Action, click here.  Congratulations on your renewal!


Umea Airport have achieved 3 yearly renewal at Level 3+

11 July 2013

We are delighted to announce that Umea Airport have achieved 3 yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation - This is a fantastic achievement which highlights all the hard work that all at the airport have been doing. It also highlights Umea and the wider Swedavia group’s commitment to carbon reduction. 


Keflavik International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

02 May 2016

Welcome on board, Keflavik International Airport! Congratulations on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 106th accredited airport in Europe!


Tirana International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

28 February 2018

Albania's capital city boasts an airport with a mature carbon management in place! Tirana International Airport just renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. It means the airport has demonstrated actual emissions reductions! Well done! 


Sunshine Coast Airport now accredited

23 July 2013

We are delighted to announce that there are now 3 Australian Airports who are Airport Carbon Accredited. Sunshine Coast Airport is now certified at the "Mapping" level - currently a total of 12 airports in Asia-Pacific are participating in the programme. Congratulations to all at the airport in help making this happen and we look forward to working with you!


Greater Moncton International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

11 May 2016

Greater Moncton International Airport in Canada has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping. Congratulations on becoming the 13th certified airport in North America!


Victoria Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

01 March 2018

Victoria International Airport just renewed at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations! To check their environmental engagement, go to: https://goo.gl/FzihGN


Aéroports de Paris Airports Renew

21 July 2013

Well done to all at Aéroports de Paris on Paris-Le Bourget Airport's renewal at the "Reduction" level and Paris-Charles-de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport renewal at the "Optimisation" level of Airport Carbon Accreditation -  a great achievement by each airport and keep up the good work.


We are 157 airports worldwide!

13 May 2016

Following the partnership between ACI and UNFCCC in December 2015, more airports than ever are working to reduce their carbon emissions and impact on climate change. Currently, there are 157 airports certified by Airport Carbon Accreditation across the world, welcoming 33% of global air passenger traffic. Check out our Press Release!


7 VINCI Airports renew their carbon accreditation!

07 March 2018

French VINCI Airports are taking initiative to cut their carbon emissions! 7 of them just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation:

Ancenis Airport, Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, Dinard Airport, Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport, Poitiers-Biard Airport, Rennes Bretagne Airport.  


Athens International Airport renew at Reduction

18 July 2013

Congratulations to Athens International Airport who have renewed at the "Reduction" level of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work and well done to all at the airport!


Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport becomes carbon neutral

13 May 2016

A huge congratulations to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport in Turkey on achieving Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the 21st carbon neutral airport in Europe and the World. Well done to TAV and their team at Izmir Airport!


Gold Coast Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

07 March 2018

Australia's Gold Coast Airport just renewed its carbon accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. Fingers crossed for your CO2 managing initiatives! 


First Slovenian Airport becomes Certified!

21 July 2013

Congratulations to all at Ljubljana Airport who have just become accredited at the "Mapping" level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, this is fantastic news and is the first airport in Slovenia to become certified. We look forward to working with you - welcome!


Malaga-Costa del Sol & Palma de Mallorca Airports renew at Level 1 Mapping

17 May 2016

Congratulations to Malaga-Costa del Sol & Palma de Mallorca Airports on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! ¡Bien hecho! ¡Qué tengáis muchos éxitos ambientales!


Nadi International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

12 March 2018

Fiji Islands know the value of sustainability work as one of the most vulnerable countries to Climate Change. Given the above, we are even more proud to state that Nadi International Airport is committed to tackling their carbon footprint using AirportCO2 framework! Congrats on your renewal at Level 1 Mapping.


A World You Like Challenge

19 August 2013

Please vote for Airport Carbon Accreditation in the ''A World You Like'' competition. We need your support so please help spread the word and get clicking at http://bit.ly/12d8ClI. For more details about the competition, visit the website at http://world-you-like.europa.eu/en/.


Portland International Airport, Portland Hillsboro Airport and Portland Troutdale Airport renew at Level 2 Reduction

17 May 2016

Congratulations to Portland International Airport, Portland Hillsboro Airport and Portland Troutdale Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Cambodia’s busiest airports renew at Level 1 Mapping

12 March 2018

Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville Airports in Cambodia just renewed their Level 1 Mapping accreditation! These airports are part of a 33-strong community of VINCI Airports engaged in carbon management worldwide. Keep up the good work!


Launch of Online Application Tool

04 August 2013

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Airport Carbon Accreditation Online Application Tool for airport operators, independent verifiers and the administrator of the programme to complete the application process, verification and review on-line. It replicates the current paper based process and will entirely replace the existing paper application method as of 1 October 2013. The online application tool www.aca-application.org has been developed over the past six months under contract to ACI EUROPE by professional consultants WSP digital and environmental services.


Munich Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

19 May 2016

Congratulations to Munich Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, by proving that it is actively reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same!


Australia's most sustainable airport renews their accreditation

20 March 2018

Australia has got only one carbon neutral airport and it is called Sunshine Coast Airport! Their commitment to sustainability has once again been recognised with the renewal of its carbon neutral status under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. Congrats to the most sustainable Aussie airport! 

Read more: https://goo.gl/99DTnM 


Zurich Airport receives 3 yearly renewal at Optimisation

01 August 2013

A big well done to Zurich Airport who have achieved 3 yearly renewal for Optimisation level - a great effort and committment shown by all the team at Zurich Airport! Keep it up!


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

24 May 2016

Congratulations to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done!


4 South African airports renew their accreditation

26 March 2018

We are happy to report that 4 airports implemented by Airports Company South Africa have just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations to Cape Town International, Port Elizabeth International, O.R. Tambo International and King Shaka International for continued efforts on the carbon mitigation front! 


SEA Spa - Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa Airports achieve Level 3+

01 August 2013

We are delighted to announce that Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa Airports have become Airport Carbon Accredited at Neutrality level. This is a fantastic achievement by all at both airports and we would like to say a big thank you to SEA Spa with their continued support for the programme. Keep up the hard work!


Newquay Cornwall Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

24 May 2016

Another renewal at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation: congratulations to Newquay Cornwall Airport on actively reducing its carbon emissions!


La Tontouta Airport in Nouméa joins at Level 1 Mapping

28 March 2018

The newest airport to achieve recognition for their Climate Action within Airport Carbon Accreditation is La Tontouta Airport in New Caledonia! The airport located in the South West Pacific Ocean received a certificate for Mapping their carbon emissions.

Learn more about their environmental actions here: https://www.cci.nc/actualites/un-aeroport-toujours-plus-ecoresponsable


Finavia Helsinki and Lapland airports renew at Reduction

29 August 2013

Finavia's Helsinki and Lapland airports renew at the Reduction level of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to both teams at the airports!Keep up the good work. 


Rome Ciampino Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

25 May 2016

A huge congratulations to Rome Ciampino Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation by proving its reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same! Bravi!


Sofia Airport upgraded to Level 2 Reduction

03 April 2018

Bulgaria's busiest airport ramps up their Climate Action! Sofia Airport became accredited Level 2 Reduction for actively reducing their CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Want to learn more about their Environmental Policy? Have a look here


Bucharest Airport becomes accredited at the Mapping level

30 August 2013

Welcome Bucharest Airport! The very first Romanian airport to become accredited on the programme!Bucharest Airport is now certified at the Mapping level - well done to all at the airport! Keep up the good work.


Menorca Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

30 May 2016

¡Bienvenido a bordo, aeropuerto de Menorca! Menorca Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping and it is actively engaged in reducing its carbon emissions. Thank you to Aena for its commitment to airport sustainability.


17 airports from Group EDEIS join the programme!

05 April 2018

In one remarkable stride towards more sustainable air travel, 17 airports implemented by Group EDEIS joined Airport Carbon Accreditation. They were recognised for Mapping their carbon footprint. Here is the full list of airports in question:

  • Annecy Airport
  • Auxerre Airport
  • Bourges Airport
  • Castellón Airport
  • Châlon Champforgeuil Airport
  • Cherbourg  Maupertus Airport
  • Dijon Bourgogne Airport
  • Le Havre Octeville Airport
  • Mayotte Airport 
  • Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévenne Airport
  • Reims Airport
  • Saint Martin Grand Case Airport
  • Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport
  • Tours Val de Loire Airport
  • Troyes Airport
  • Toulouse Francazal Airport
  • Vannes Golfe du Morbihan Airport 
Congratulations!! This brings the total number of accredited airports in France to... 55.


We are 90 airports!

30 August 2013

Airport Carbon Accreditation, now has 90 airports certified across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa! A fantastic achievement for such a young programme.


TAG Farnborough Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

03 June 2016

Congratulations to TAG Farnborough Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation by proving it is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same!


Halifax Stanfield Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

10 April 2018

Canada's Halifax Stanfield Airport just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport was recognised for Mapping their carbon footprint. Well done! 


TAG Farnborough Airport becomes accredited at the 'Optimisation' Level

10 September 2013

Congratulations to TAG Farnborough Airport who have become certified at the 'Optimisation' level of the programme, recognising a reduction in carbon emissions under the airport's direct control, and the inclusion of third party and local aircraft emissions within the overall footprint. Well done to all the team at the airport in their hard work in making this happen! 


Barcelona-El Prat Airport has upgraded to Level 2 Reduction

06 June 2016

Barcelona-El Prat Airport is reducing its carbon emissions - the airport has successfully upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. ¡Enhorabuena! ¡Adelante con el buen trabajo que estáis haciendo!


Libreville keeps on reducing!

10 April 2018

The main airport of Gabon - Libreville International Airport keeps on reducing their CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport has just been re-certified at Level 2 Reduction. Congratulations! 


Airport Carbon Accreditation shortlisted in the Top 10 projects of the EU's World You Like Contest!

12 September 2013

Airport Carbon Accreditation achieves a place in the Top 10 shortlist of the EU's World You Like Contest! The contest had 269 entrants and the final winners selected from the Top 10 shortlist will be announced at the Sustania conference in Copenhagen in November - stay tuned! 


Ronneby Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

07 June 2016

A huge congratulations to Ronneby Airport on renewing at Level 3+Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all at the airport & to Swedavia!


Tasmania's Hobart Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

11 April 2018

Hobart International Airport just renewed their accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Thank you for your continued engagement in Climate Action. 


While the aviation emissions debate goes on, airports are already delivering

01 October 2013

As the negotiations at ICAO continue for a deal to put in place a global system to reduce airline emissions, the airport industry today released an update on our own voluntary climate change initiative, Airport Carbon Accreditation. Click here to view the press release entitled 'While the aviation emissions debate goes on, airports are already delivering'.


Macau International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

07 June 2016

Congratulations to Macau International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Marseille Provence Airport renews its accreditation

13 April 2018

One of France’s 39 accredited airports has just renewed their accreditation. We are delighted to announce that Marseille Provence Airport has been awarded with a certificate for actively reducing their CO2 emissions for another year! Keep up the great work.


Nice Côte d'Azur Airport renew at the 'Reduction' level

03 October 2013

Well done to the hardworking team at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, who have renewed at the 'Reduction' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation! 


Umeå Airport receives a 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

07 June 2016

An excellent achievement by Umea Airport, which has achieved a three-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Thumbs up, Swedavia!


Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport renews its accreditation

20 April 2018

Canada's Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate at Level 1 Mapping for another year! To find out more about the airport's Climate Action, have a look at the following website: http://www.waa.ca/waa/environment/climate

We keep our fingers crossed for your continued efforts to manage your CO2 emissions!  


Zagreb Airport have been certified at the 'Reduction' Level

06 October 2013

Great efforts by the team at Zagreb Airport who have been certified at the 'Reduction' Level of Airport Carbon Accreditation - a fantastic achievement and clear evidence of the hard work that is undertaken at the Airport in reducing their carbon emissions! 


Hamburg Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

07 June 2016

Congratulations to Hamburg Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This is a clear signal that the airport continues to actively reduce its carbon emissions and engage its partners to do the same.


Budapest and Queen Alia International Airports become carbon neutral

02 May 2018

• Budapest is the first carbon neutral airport in Central & Eastern Europe
• Amman Queen Alia becomes the first carbon neutral airport in the Middle East
• 39 of the 237 airports in the global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme are carbon neutral – these 39 airports welcomed 8.3% of global air passengers last year.
2 May 2018:  Following the release last week of the International Transport Forum’s new report “Transport CO2 and the Paris Climate Agreement” urging more action on decarbonising transport, today Airports Council International provides an update on the latest developments among the community of 237 airports in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation.
 
  
In the past week, there have been two big announcements in different ACI regions – in Europe, Hungary’s Budapest Airport reached Level 3+ of the programme, carbon neutrality and in Asia-Pacific, Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan also became carbon neutral. 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.
 
 
 
Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented “These latest carbon neutral airports Budapest and Queen Alia provide yet more encouraging news of how a good idea – such as well-structured voluntary climate action by industry – can cross the world and stimulate others to step up to the challenge. Meaningful climate action really depends on that proactive spirit and it is heartening to see how engaged the airport industry is in climate action – specifically to address its own emissions in the equation.”
Budapest Airport is the 30th carbon neutral airport in Europe - an important milestone on the road to delivering the industry’s commitment to have 100 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. 
Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport said “We strive to be forward-looking at Budapest Airport and we bring that to every facet of what we do – from technical operations to communications, from environment to security. I am particularly proud of how engaged the personnel working for the airport have been from our first accreditation at Level 1 in early 2014, through to reducing our CO2, collaborating with other companies on our airport site, all leading up to this achievement today. But rest assured, we remain very motivated – we will keep looking for the next innovations in sustainability.”
Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group (operator of Queen Alia International) commented, “We at Airport International Group are committed to safeguarding the Airport environment, and ultimately that of the Kingdom as a whole, a fact which makes this milestone achievement all the more impactful. We are pleased to become the first carbon neutral airport in the Middle East and this accomplishment could not have been achieved without our Airport International Group employees, in addition to our business partners and their dedicated staff. Therefore, we extend our sincere gratitude to them for their efforts, which reflect the resolve of the Jordanian people, and of this, we are extraordinarily proud.”
 
 
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
Around the world, there has also been a lot of other developments across the 4 levels of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, starting with Europe:
In one big step, 17 airports operated by EDEIS Group became Airport Carbon Accredited: Annecy Airport, Auxerre Airport, Bourges Airport, Castellón Airport, Châlon Champforgeuil Airport, Cherbourg Maupertus Airport, Dijon Bourgogne Airport, Le Havre Octeville Airport, Mayotte Airport, Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévenne Airport, Reims Airport, Saint Martin Grand Case Airport, Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport, Tours Val de Loire Airport, Troyes Airport, Toulouse Francazal Airport and Vannes Golfe du Morbihan Airport. The arrival of these airports into the programme means that France has now become the country with the highest number of accredited airports worldwide - a total of 39
Asia-Pacific - In recent months, the Asia-Pacific region has also experienced an impressive surge in new entries and upgrades. A total of 6 new airports joined the ranks of airports addressing their CO2, bringing the total number in the region to 44 airports:
Longreach Airport, Melbourne Airport, Noumea ‘La Tontouta’ Airport and Mount Isa Airport all entered the programme at Level 1 Mapping. Singapore’s Changi Airport made a great return to the programme after a few years of absence, achieving direct accreditation at Level 3 Optimisation. Narita Airport in Japan entered the programme directly at Level 2 Reduction. Sharjah International Airport achieved Level 3 Optimisation for the first time. 
Latin America & the Caribbean
In the past 6 months, the number of accredited airports in the Latin America & the Caribbean region has more than doubled, thanks to the successful accreditation of 8 new airports, giving a total participation of 14 airports in the region. 6 of the new entrants are located in the Dominican Republic and are owned by VINCI airports: Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Samaná El Catey, La Isabela, María Montez and Arroyo Barril Airports. The two most recent entrants are: Curaçao International Airport and San José International Airport in Costa Rica.  
North America
A new airport also recently joined the ranks in the North American region: Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport embarked on its carbon management strategy, entering the programme at Level 1 Mapping. This brings the total number of accredited airports there to 34.
Some airports are moving up through the levels of the programme, as demonstrated by Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport which obtained an early upgrade to Level 2 Reduction. Portland Hillsboro returned to Level 2, rounding up all airports owned by Port of Portland at this level of accreditation.
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 Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission (EC). 


Delhi International Airport upgrades to 'Optimisation' level!

14 October 2013

Congratulations to Delhi International Airport who have successfully upgraded to level 3 'Optimisation' of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A fantastic achievement for all at the airport and keep up the good work!


Dubrovnik Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

08 June 2016

Congratulations to Dubrovnik Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Vilnius Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

07 May 2018

Lithuania's busiest airport, Vilnius Airport just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. Well done and keep up the good work! 


Upcoming Specialised Webinar - Tuesday 29th October

22 October 2013

On Tuesday, the 29th October, at 10am CET, there will be a specialised webinar for all accredited airports on 'How to increase the visibility of your airport being Airport Carbon Accredited' click here to register your participation http://bit.ly/1a98Kew

 


Stockholm-Bromma Airport receives a 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

08 June 2016

Hats off to Stockholm-Bromma Airport, which has received a three-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport secures an early upgrade!

07 May 2018

We are proud to announce that Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport is now actively reducing their CO2 emissions, having secured an early upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!Read more about their environmental engagement here: http://cyqm.ca/about/environment/environmental-programs/


Breaking News: World You Like Challenge: Three European finalists announced!

24 October 2013

We are delighted to officially announce that Airport Carbon Accreditation has secured a place in the Top 3 Finalists of the ‘World You Like Challenge! This is a fantastic achievement and we would like to thank you all for your support over the last few months with this competition. The overall European winner selected by the Sustainia Award Committee will be announced at the Sustainia Award Ceremony in Copenhagen on 7 November. A total of 269 projects from across Europe entered the competition and Airport Carbon Accreditation achieved over 11,000 votes during the public part of the contest.Watch out for news of the contest winner in the coming weeks!


Sunshine Coast Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

10 June 2016

Sunshine Coast Airport has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations on your successful green efforts!


San José Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica joins the programme

07 May 2018

Recently, Latin American and Caribbean airports are increasing their efforts towards more sustainable operations. The participant numbers in the region almost doubled in the past months. On the back of this trend, it is with great pleasure that we note San José Juan Santamaria International Airport's adhesion to Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is the first airport in Costa Rica to address its carbon emissions. Kudos! 


Bangalore Airport upgrade to level 3 Optimisation

30 October 2013

Well done to all at Bangalore Airport in becoming accredited at level 3 'Optimisation' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A great achievement and now the 3rd Indian airport certified at Optimisation.


Copenhagen Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

13 June 2016

Copenhagen Airport continues to reduce its carbon emissions and engage its partners to do the same. Congratulations on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Keflavik Airport renews its accreditation

17 May 2018

Keflavik International Airport is actively monitoring its greenhouse gas emissions and annually submits their Green Accounting to the Environment Agency of Iceland.
This is why they are at Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 Mapping.
Read Isavia's Climate Action Pledge HERE.


Prague Airport renews at Reduction Level

24 October 2013

Well done to all at Prague Airport on renewal of Airport Carbon Accreditation at the 'Reduction' level! Keep up the great work.


Kempegowda International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

14 June 2016

A fantastic achievement by Kempegowda International Airport, which has renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all!


Dublin and Cork Airports renew their accreditation

22 May 2018

We are delighted to report that Dublin and Cork Airports, implemented by daa plc, have just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction for another year! Read more about their sustainability initiatives here: https://www.daa.ie/our-company/sustainability/ 


A World You Like Challenge

08 November 2013

EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard (centre) congratulating ACI EUROPE's Director General Olivier Jankovec and Head of Environmental Strategy & Intermodality Chrystelle Damar, on the success of Airport Carbon Accreditation, as one of the Top 3 low carbon economy initiatives in Europe. Read all about it, in the official press release here .

 


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

14 June 2016

Another successful renewal at Level 3 Optimisation in the Asia-Pacific region: Congratulations to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai!


Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

23 May 2018

The effort made by Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions has been recognized with Level 2 certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. Congratulations on this amazing achievement! 

"This certification recognizes the effort we are making to efficiently manage our atmospheric emissions and reduce the environmental impact of our activities. We are proud to be one of only four airports in Canada and sixteen in North America to obtain Level 2 certification," says Gaëtan Gagné, YQB's president and CEO. "Our goal is to improve our environmental performance on an ongoing basis and to become a leader in the airport industry," he adds. 

Read more: https://www.aeroportdequebec.com/en/about/press-releases/YQB-obtains-level-2-certification-ACA


Naples Airport becomes accredited at the Mapping level

12 November 2013

A big welcome to Naples Airport! Aeoroporto Internazionale di Napoli is now certified at the Mapping level, a great achievement for the team in Napoli.  Keep up the good work!


Verona Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction

16 June 2016

Welcome, Verona Airport! Congratulations on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction and on your efforts on reducing your carbon emissions!


José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Ecuador upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

24 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, has performed all the necessary steps to upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport is now officially actively reducing its CO2 emissions, as one of only 3 airports in the Latin America & the Caribbean region, who reached this level of carbon management maturity. Congratulations! 


Izmir Airport renews to Reduction level

25 November 2013

Congratulations to Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, for renewing at the Reduction Level of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A great achievement, proof of the team's hard work. Well done!


Istanbul Ataturk Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

17 June 2016

Congratulations to Istanbul Ataturk Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation by proving it is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same!


World Environment Day 2018 - 5 ways airports are fighting plastic waste

05 June 2018

Today is World Environment Day! This year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. And while this an effort that falls outside of the climate action we usually talk about here, we still wanted to bring your attention to the ways in which airports are showing commitment to this noble goal.
Here are 5 examples of initiatives put in place by our Airport Carbon Accredited airports, that aim to kick plastic waste to the curb.  
 
1. Staying committed to the 4R principle (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Replace)
 
As part of this commitment, Montréal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport has set a goal of achieving recovery of 50% of all waste materials generated at the airport. To that end, multi-material recovery bins have been installed in public areas as well as administrative offices throughout Montréal-Trudeau airport, enabling collection and recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal. We also hail the idea of installing water bottle filling stations after security! Passengers can now fill up their reusable bottles after having passed the scrutiny of the checkpoint staff. 
Learn more here
Recap: Montréal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport is at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation
 
2. Opening a recycling center on site
 
Athens International Airport is encouraging its employees to recycle more. The airport has created different points on the airport site where employees can recycle materials from their day-to-day work, as well as bring recyclables from home; including plastic, paper and even e-waste. Athens Airport has plans in store to use Internet of Things technology to motivate their employees even more. 
Learn more here.
Recap: Athens International Airport is carbon neutral.
 
3. Banning the use of plastic straws
 
You’ve surely seen the video in which a plastic straw is being painfully removed from the nose of a sea turtle. If you haven’t, here is a link that might change the way you look at this sipping gear.  London City Airport was the first airport in the UK to implement a full ban on plastic straws in their food and beverage outlets.  
Read more here
Recap: London City Airport is at Level 3 Optimisation. 
 
4. Handing out re-usable cups to staff
 
In a bid to reduce the use of disposable coffee cups at London Stansted Airport, re-usable beakers were handed out to Manchester Airports Group staff. This was just one initiative in a whole week dedicated to highlighting the need to recycle across the business. 
Read about it here
Recap: London Stansted Airport is at Level 3 Optimisation.  
 
5. Installing waste recycling machines
 
Passengers at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad received an option to either make a donation or claim a discount coupon in return for submitting their empty plastic water bottles/bags/metal cans into the crushing machines installed at the airport. The project has been taken up under the airport’s signature #PassengerisPrime programme to inspire people to contribute towards environmental sustenance.
Find out more about this initiative here
Recap: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is carbon neutral 
This is just a sample selection of initiatives carried out by airports around the world. Next time you pass through an airport, make sure to help them in these efforts. 
Happy World Environment Day! 
 


Congratulations Warsaw Airport

29 November 2013

Well done to the team at Warsaw Chopin Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. A great effort, keep it up!


Latest CO2 reduction by Europe’s airports announced

22 June 2016

Brussels, 22 June 2016: Following the global airport industry’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions made 8 years ago*, the intervening years since then

have seen a groundswell of airports become part of the industry carbon management initiative, Airport Carbon Accreditation. At this week’s 26th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress, the airport industry released annual results (June 2015 to May 2016) for the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme’s progress in Europe.

The programme certifies airports at 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality). It is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed¹ and has already won praise from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nation Environment Panel (UNEP) and the European Union (EU). 


Bogota El Dorado International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

06 June 2018

Colombia's only accredited airport - El Dorado International Airport - just renewed its certificate at Level 1 Mapping for another year. Congrats and keep going! 


Malmö Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

29 November 2013

A fantastic achievement for Swedavia's Malmö Airport, as it has renewed at level 3 + Neutrality! All the hard work from the team at Malmö Airport has paid off, well done! 


Oslo Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

23 June 2016

Oslo Airport - this year's Eco-Innovation Award-winning airport - has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Thumbs up!


All 10 Portuguese airports renew their accreditation

11 June 2018

We are delighted to share the news, that all of the 10 airports in Portugal engaged in Climate Action within Airport Carbon Accreditation just renewed their certificates. Implemented by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal and VINCI Airports, here are the high-achievers: Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Beja, Ponta Delgada, Horta, Santa Maria, Flores, Porto Santo and Madeira! All these airports are actively reducing their carbon emissions at Level 2 Reduction. 


Brussels Airport renews at Optimisation Level

04 December 2013

Congratulations Brussels Airport for renewing at level 3 Optimisation. A great achievement from the team in Brussels. Well done, and keep up the good work!


Lulea Airport receives a three-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

23 June 2016

A huge congratulations to Lulea Airport on receiving a three-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Hamburg Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

18 June 2018

We are delighted to confirm that Hamburg Airport has renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation and the high Level 3 Optimisation! The airport is not only reducing its own carbon emissions, but also working with other stakeholders to engage them in their climate action. Congratulations on your renewal! 


Congratulations Göteborg Landvetter Airport

05 December 2013

Göteborg Landvetter Airport has renewed at level 3+ Neutrality, well done to the team for all their hard work. This is an achievement that showcases the airport's commitment to carbon reduction. Keep it up!


Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has renewed at Level 2 Reduction

23 June 2016

Congratulations to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! ¡Qué sigáis activamente reduciendo vuestra huella de carbono!


Airports’ CO2 reduction and 4 new carbon neutral airports announced in Europe

20 June 2018

Brussels, London Stansted, Rome Ciampino and Treviso become carbon neutral
• Latest CO2 reduction by European airport industry announced: -163,277 tonnes of CO2
133 airports in Europe are now certified at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation
• Those airports welcome over 65% of European passenger traffic last year 
Brussels, 20 June 2018: 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.  
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.
Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE commented “We are very excited to announce the certification of 4 new carbon neutral airports in 3 European countries today. In total, we now have 133 airports participating in Airport Carbon Accreditation. These airports welcome over 65% of European air passenger traffic. From June 2017 to May 2018, accredited airports in Europe succeeded in collectively reducing the CO2 emissions under their direct control by 163,277 tonnes of CO2 - a reduction of 7.6%.” 
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.
Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented “It is heartening to see the momentum of Europe’s airport industry towards delivering on their pledge to have 100 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. With the addition of Brussels, London Stansted, Rome Ciampino and Treviso today, they are now a third of the way there – all through voluntary action by airport operators. At the UNFCCC, we regularly underline that genuine progress on climate action relies on a proactive approach by industry and society at large, not just governments. Airports are one part of the air transport supply chain, but their example is powerful. I congratulate today’s newly certified carbon neutral airports and urge others to consider what they can do to be the next ones.
With 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality), Airport Carbon Accreditation is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed¹ 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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For all the latest key figures, including details of the accredited airports in each world region, their actions and the difference the programme is making, check out the interactive maps, case studies & programme results on www.AirportCO2.org. 
The Global reduction achieved by airports in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme will be announced at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva on 2 & 3 October 2018.


New Verifier Webinar

09 December 2013

The next Webinar for verifiers is scheduled to take place on Wednesday the 11th of December from 8:30-10:30 GMT.


Kiruna Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

28 June 2016

Great achievement by Kiruna Airport which has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done!


Abu Dhabi International Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

21 June 2018

We are delighted to report that Abu Dhabi International Airport scaled new levels of climate action. The airport has successfully upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Learn more: http://tradearabia.com/news/TTN_341851.html 


Dublin Airport renews at level 2 Reduction

13 December 2013

Congratulations Dublin Airport for renewing at level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This is a great achievement for the team in Dublin. Keep up the good work and well done!


Bergen Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

29 June 2016

Congratulations to Bergen Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


London Gatwick Airport secures 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

22 June 2018

London Gatwick Airport has just achieved a big feat in terms of CO2 management! The first carbon neutral airport in London has now secured a 3-yearly renewal at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Read more about this & other ambitious environmental initiatives undertaken by the airport in their new Sustainability Report


Eindhoven Airport - 1st carbon neutral airport in the Benelux

19 December 2013

EPIC news just in time for Christmas... Eindhoven Airport has just been certified at the 'Neutrality' level of the programme, becoming the very first carbon neutral airport in the Benelux (and the 15th in the world)! They entered the programme a couple of years ago and have steadily been renewing and moving up the levels of the programme - so today is really a very big day for them. Congratulations to all the team there on their hard work.


Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

29 June 2016

Congratulations to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport has achieved a 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

25 June 2018

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the 1st airport in India to enter the 3-yearly renewal track on the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Read more about the carbon neutral airport's achievement here.


Congratulations Cork Airport

05 January 2014

Well done Cork Airport for renewing at level 2 Reduction, a great feat,  proof of the hard work put into reducing the carbon footprint. Keep it up!


Enfidha Hammamet International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

01 July 2016

Great news for Enfidha Hammamet International Airport (Tunisia), which has renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all!


Copenhagen Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

26 June 2018

Denmark's busiest airport - Copenhagen Airport - just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate for another year. CPH airport is only one step away from carbon neutrality. At Level 3 Optimisation, it actively reduces its carbon footprint and works with their business partners to forge further cuts in overall emissions as well. 


Frankfurt Airport renews at Level 3

06 January 2014

Great news for Frankfurt Airport as it has renewed at level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This a great achievement from the team in Frankfurt, proof of their engagement in carbon footprint reduction. Well done!


Toulouse-Blagnac Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

08 July 2016

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport continues to reduce its carbon emissions. Congratulations to all the team at the airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

27 June 2018

Israel's busiest airport, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport is actively reducing its carbon footprint within Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport just renewed its Level 2 Reduction certificate for another year. Congratulations!  


New Verifier Webinar date

07 January 2014

The next series of the Verifier webinars is set to take place on Wednesday, the 29th January 2014, at 8.30am - 10.30am GMT.


Kristiansand Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

08 July 2016

Congratulations to Kristiansand Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Kristiansand Airport keeps on reducing CO2!

27 June 2018

Norway's Kristiansand Airport owned by Avinor has just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate for another year. The airport is busy reducing the CO2 emissions under its direct control at Level 2 Reduction of the programme. 


Congratulations Aeroporti di Roma!

15 January 2014

Well done to Aeroporti di Roma, Fiumincino and Ciampino Airports! Fiumincino Airport has renewed its accreditation at the Optimisation level, and Ciampino Airport has upgraded at level 2 Reduction. This is a wonderful achievement from both airports, complimenti!


Trondheim Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

08 July 2016

Trondheim Airport, one of Avinor's carbon neutral airports, has renewed at Level 3+Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Hats off to all the team at the airport!


TAG Farnborough Airport becomes the first carbon neutral business aviation in the world!

28 June 2018

 
TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded carbon neutral status, the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve this under Airport Carbon Accreditation.  To achieve carbon neutral status, an airport must have mapped its carbon emissions, reduced CO2 emissions under its direct control, engaged with others on the airport site to reduce their emissions and invested in responsible and credible programmes to offset residual carbon emissions.
Over the past decade, TAG Farnborough Airport has reduced carbon emissions over which it has direct control by 42 per cent or 2,183 tonnes (2008 carbon emissions: 5,242 tonnes) and over the past 5 years alone has invested over £1 million into energy efficiency projects.
“As a world-class facility, TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to responsible and sustainable development through comprehensive management of our environmental impact. Whilst carbon neutrality is without a doubt an important milestone in our carbon reduction efforts, our work in this field by no means ends here and we will continue to identify new and innovative ways to improve our sustainable credentials,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager TAG Farnborough Airport.
Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE, said, "We firmly believe that every aspect of aviation needs to try to address its carbon footprint and business aviation is no exception. As the first carbon neutral business aviation airport in the world, the team at TAG Farnborough Airport are pioneers in this regard, having engaged in ever-greater efforts in sustainability over the past years, allowing them to rise through the levels of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, to reach their ultimate goal today. I congratulate them on setting what we hope will become a trend among other business aviation airports that become inspired by their example.”
Attaining carbon neutral status is the culmination of over a decade’s work by TAG Farnborough Airport’s environmental team, headed by Miles Thomas.  A host of projects with a focus on energy efficiency, staff accountability and awareness training, driven by the airport’s ISO14001 certification, have been key contributory factors in achieving carbon neutrality. 
Projects have included upgrading to LED lighting across the airport site which at the airport tower alone saved 15 per cent (13,902 kwh) of total electricity consumption in the first two months.  This year TAG Farnborough Airport committed to REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) energy supply which will see the airport’s annual footprint reduced by a further 2,000 tonnes and help to support the renewable energy sector.
Sustainable travel across the TAG Farnborough Airport site has also helped to minimise liquid fuel use and a network of 20 electric vehicle (EV) chargers has enabled the use of electric vehicles from small ground handling trucks to a Tesla Model S.  A bicycle fleet is also available for staff to enable footprint free travel between buildings.
TAG Farnborough Airport has offset residual emissions (over which the airport has direct control) through a credible and certified offsetting project. In conjunction with Carbon Footprint Ltd, 2017 carbon emissions were off-set through school tree planting projects in the local area paired with a conservation project in the Amazon rainforest (Florestal Santa Maria Project) which protects trees in one of the most biodiverse places in the world. TAG Farnborough Airport worked with twelve local schools and charity organisations, planting 3,500 trees with assistance from staff and children.
Looking to the future, projects with the aim of further reducing carbon emissions will include the total re-fit of the airfield ground lighting system, replacing the old tungsten fittings with LED lighting. 


Düsseldorf Airport has renewed at the Reduction level

23 January 2014

Düsseldorf Airport has renewed at level 2 Reduction of the programme. Congratulations to all in the team at the Airport for contributing to this great achievement! Keep  up the great work!


Lanzarote Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

11 July 2016

Congratulations to Lanzarote Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! ¡Continuad con el buen trabajo en materia ambiental!


Liège Airport moves up to Level 2 Reduction!

29 June 2018

 
Liège Airport has just achieved an upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
In its environmental policy, Liège Airport has defined five lines of action to limit its carbon footprint:
• Rational use of energy
• Greenhouse gas emissions
• Air quality
• Legal and regulatory watch
• Awareness, information and partnership
 
In addition to acquainting staff with good environmental practices, numerous actions have allowed Liège Airport to reach Level 2: office heating by geothermal energy, installation of cogeneration with a heat network, acquisition of electric or hybrid vehicles with the installation of charging stations, purchase of 100% green electricity, etc.
More extensive actions are also under way and confirm the involvement of Liège Airport in fighting climate change and limiting its environmental impact. These include: insulation of buildings, installation of automatic shutters, construction of low energy buildings, programming of thermostats and a system of 3 heat recovery tubes, installation of photovoltaic panels, LED lighting and smart switches, installation of a metering station - air quality, waste management, etc.
In this way, Liège Airport confirms the integration of environmental protection into its corporate strategy. While maintaining its Management System meeting the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard, Liège Airport has further strengthened its environmental action by following the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
 
Congratulations to all the team at LGG on this excellent achievement!  
Visit this site for more information about Liège Airport's environmental engagement: https://www.liegeairport.com/corporate/fr/environnement/.  


Tallin Airport renews at the Mapping level

27 January 2014

Congratulations Tallin Airport for renewing at level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Well done to all that contributed; keep up the good work!


Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

13 July 2016

Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport has successfully renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulazioni ragazzi!


Lanzarote Airport achieves Level 2 Reduction!

29 June 2018

Spain's Aena is making great strides in climate action within its airport network! Its Lanzarote Airport has just achieved a successful upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Find out more about Aena's environmental work in the interview we did a while ago with Ana Salazar, Aena's Head of Quality and Environmental Division. 


Congratulations Geneva Airport

29 January 2014


Bristol Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

13 July 2016

Congratulations to Bristol Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Aena's Santiago Airport starts Mapping its CO2 emissions

29 June 2018

 

We are delighted to confirm that the main airport serving pilgrims to Santiago De Compostela: Santiago Airport just started Mapping its carbon emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation

You can read more about Aena's work on environment in our interview with Ana Salazar, the Head of Quality & Environmental Department at Aena.  


Athens International upgrades at level 3

31 January 2014

Well done to the team in Athens for upgrading at level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Thanks to all their hard work Athens International Airport is the first Greek Airport to reach the Optimisation level. Congratulations for this fantastic achievement!


Ljubljana Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

18 July 2016

Congratulations to Ljubljana Airport on renewing its Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done!


Spain's Alicante Elche Airport joins the programme

02 July 2018

Alicante Elche Airport started Mapping its carbon emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. This latest accreditation rounds up the number of Aena's airports engaged in the programme to 8. Spanish airports are hard at work to address their carbon emissions! 


Congratulations Bangkok Airport

31 January 2014

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport has upgraded at level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations to the team for showcasing an incredibly interesting carbon managment plan that really shows the Airport's commitment to environmental management. Well done!


Stavanger Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

26 July 2016

Congratulations to Stavanger Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport renews its Level 3+ certificate

03 July 2018

 

Aéroports de Lyon maintains its significant level of control over Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport’s environmental impact while it continues to develop and strengthen its activity. After obtaining its certification in May 2017, Lyon Saint Exupéry managed to secure the renewal for the year 2018 , within the global standard for the management of greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to develop sustainability, for the past ten years, Aéroports de Lyon has produced drastic energy savings. Since 2007, its electricity consumption has stabilised in spite of growth in terms of the number of passengers welcomed (+ 40% 2007/2017) and also in terms of infrastructure, with the new 70 000m² Terminal 1,  which covers twice the initial surface area of the airport.

These savings are associated with other actions such as the construction of the 100% HQE Terminal 1,  as well as the implementation of an Inter-Company Travel Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Aside from containing the environmental impact of its own activities, Aéroports de Lyon is in the process of training other companies on the Lyon-Saint Exupéry platform how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which is one of the conditions to obtain the ultimate certification.

These efforts are reflected in the results obtained, with an average 9% decrease of CO2 emissions from 2012 to 2016 (equivalent to  6879 tonnes of CO2) with just 6236 tonnes of CO2 emitted. These emissions are fully offset by the support of projects implemented by GERES, which are aimed at spreading low-carbon solutions that truly improve the living conditions of local populations. These include projects such as bioclimatic solutions for housing in Afghanistan and the deployment of improved cooking stoves in Cambodia.

All of these actions allowed Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport in 2018 to maintain the carbon neutrality of its activities as well as the renewal of its Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3+ certificate. They form part of the AirPact environmental policy, initiated in 2016 by VINCI Airports, the manager of Aéroports de Lyon together with with Caisse des Dépôts and Crédit Agricole Assurances.

For Tanguy Bertolus, Chairman of the Management Board of Aéroports de Lyon: "This certification is remarkable because, out of the 133 European airports in the programme, only 33, such as Lyon, have reached the maximum level of certification; a global standard for the management of greenhouse gas emissions from airports. Aéroports de Lyon would like to thank the VINCI Airports AirPact programme, an Aéroports de Lyon concession holder since 2016. Actions are already underway on the four pillars of AIRPACT for the next two years, and are as follows:

-          the reintegration of the ISO 14001 standard in 2019

-          obtaining the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 for Lyon-Bron airport from 2020 and maintaining the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3+ certification for Lyon Saint-Exupéry

-          a 20% reduction in energy intensity between 2013 and 2020 by committing to the ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) approach

-          the formalisation of the Biodiversity strategy based on the results of our global fauna-flora diagnosis in order to reconcile security and biodiversity."

 


Köln Bonn renews at Mapping level

12 February 2014

Köln Bonn Airport has renewed at level 1 Mapping of  Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to the team for contributing towards this achievement. Keep up the good work!


Cagliari Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

26 July 2016

Cagliari Airport has successfully joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 109th accredited airport in Europe. Benvenuti a bordo, ragazzi!


Trondheim Airport Værnes maintains its carbon neutral status

03 July 2018

We don't have to say it twice: Norway's airports are top of the notch in environmental management! Avinor's Trondheim Airport Værnes has just renewed its carbon neutral status. Keep it up!


Munich Airport renews at level 3

17 February 2014

Congratulations, Munich Airport for renewing at level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all that contributed to this fantastic achievement. Keep it up!


4 airports operated by AOT renew at Level 2 Reduction

27 July 2016

Very well done to all at Chiang Mai International Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport and Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, which have renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!

 

 


EuroAirport joins the programme!

04 July 2018

 
EuroAirport has just been awarded with Level 2 Reduction accreditation in recognition of its policy to reduce its carbon footprint. The Airport Carbon Accreditation certification acknowledged EuroAirport’s efforts to reduce its own CO2 emissions and its commitment to achieve the target of 20% less CO2 emissions per traffic unit by 2022 compared to 2015 (reference year). EuroAirport’s CO2 emissions are directly linked to its infrastructure and the services it provides for its customers, including buildings, energy production and distribution as well as vehicle consumption. Reducing its environmental footprint is one of EuroAirport's prime objectives and covers various aspects such as limiting noise, controlling emissions with a special emphasis on air pollutants, developing waste sorting systems and promoting low energy standards in new building and modernisation projects. EuroAirport’s development strategy, “EuroAirport 2030”, concerns the three key business segments of the airport: passenger traffic, air freight and industrial activities (maintenance and refurbishment of private aircraft). It is based on the principle of sustainable development made up of the three interdependent components: economy, society and environment. EuroAirport’s goal is to develop its operations while striking a balance between economic, social and ecological aspects. 


New Verifier Webinar

18 February 2014

The next series of the Verifier webinars will take place on Thursday, the 27th March 2014, at 8.30am - 11.30am GMT. If you are interested in becoming an approved verifier please email the Airport Carbon Accreditation Help Desk.

 


Beijing Capital International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

28 July 2016

Another airport in the Asia-Pacific region has achieved Airport Carbon Accredited status! A huge congratulations to Beijing Capital International Airport on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping!


Oslo Airport renews at the highest level of accreditation

05 July 2018

Avinor's Oslo Airport is at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation and has just renewed their certificate for another year! 

Learn more about Oslo Airport's climate action here.  


Venice Airport becomes accredited at the Reduction level

21 February 2014

A warm welcome to Venice Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 2 Reduction! Well done to the team for this fantastic achievement, which is clear evidence of the hard work undertaken at the Airport towards reducing their carbon emissions! Bravi! We look forward to seeing the Airport's future achievements!


Zagreb Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

05 August 2016

Congratulations to Zagreb Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Athens International Airport maintains CO2-neutral status!

05 July 2018

Sustainability is very much ingrained in Athens International Airport's DNA! An immense 8MW photo-voltaic plant, an extensive support for and cooperation with companies settled at the airport to forge emissions reductions, the use of Internet of Things technology for environmental monitoring - this is just a sample of initiatives taken up by Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", CO2-neutral airport since 2017.

We don't play favourites with our accredited airports, but you rock, Athens Airport


Budapest Airport renews at the Mapping level

04 March 2014

Congratulations Budapest Airport for renewing at level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work and well done to all at the airport!

 

 


Sydney Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

11 August 2016

Congratulations to Sydney Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all!


Åre Östersund Airport renews at Level 3+ for another 3 years!

09 July 2018

Swedavia's Åre Östersund Airport is proficient at managing its CO2 emissions! The airport is on a 3-yearly renewal track at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation & they just renewed! Congratulations on your well-deserved renewal.  


Treviso Airport becomes accredited at the Mapping level

04 March 2014

 

A warm welcome to Treviso Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at the Mapping level. Well done to all involved at the airport in making this happen and keep up the good work!


Athens International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

16 August 2016

Congratulations to Athens International Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Bristol Airport takes carbon management to next level

09 July 2018

 
Bristol Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognised with Level 2 Reduction accreditation of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Bristol Airport became the 23rd airport in Europe to achieve accreditation at the Mapping level in 2015. This entailed measuring energy use over a nine-year period and committing to a Carbon Management Plan to reduce carbon emissions across its 196 hectare site. This has seen solar photovoltaic panels installed on the terminal, air source heat pumps used to heat the building, and LED lighting fitted throughout, as well as ongoing engagement with colleagues to encourage energy saving. 
Level two accreditation recognises the results delivered by these and other initiatives, which saw carbon emissions per passenger reduce by 28 per cent between 2014 and 2017. Absolute emissions have fallen by more than six per cent despite major developments including two terminal extensions, the most recent of which added 9,000 square metres to the building. 
James Shearman, Head of Sustainability at Bristol Airport, said:
“Achieving level two accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to reducing Bristol Airport’s carbon footprint. It is an important step on the journey towards carbon neutrality, which is our ultimate long-term goal.”
The next level in the four-stage process is optimisation, which requires airports to widen the scope of its carbon footprint to include third-party emissions, such as those generated in the landing and take-off cycle of aircraft. The final stage in the accreditation process is carbon neutrality, which Bristol Airport aims to achieve by 2030.
A consultation on Bristol Airport’s Master Plan runs until 6 July, considering how the Airport can meet future demand for air travel to and from the South West and South Wales. As part of this process, the Airport has set out a Charter for Future Growth which includes commitments to publish a Sustainable Growth Strategy with detailed objectives, targets and an action plan.


Toulouse Airport renews at the Mapping level

04 March 2014

 

Congratulations Toulouse Airport for renewing at level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to the team for contributing towards this achievement. Keep up the good work!


Brussels Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

16 August 2016

Congratulations to Brussels Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all!


Antalya Airport secures a 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality

10 July 2018

TAV Fraport Antalya Airport has a very strategic approach to reducing its carbon footprint, which in turn won them a successful 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Curious about their actions? Hop to the following webpage to discover them!  


Stockholm-Arlanda Airport receives 3 yearly renewal at Neutrality

06 March 2014

We are delighted to announce that Stockholm-Arlanda Airport has achieved 3 yearly renewal at Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This is a fantastic achievement which highlights all the hard work that all at the airport have been doing. Keep it up!


Nice Airport becomes the first carbon neutral airport in France

30 August 2016

Building on France’s highly regarded hosting of COP21, where new global targets to limit climate change were agreed during last year’s climate negotiations*, the airport of Nice Côte d’Azur - France’s third busiest airport – has now achieved carbon neutral status, certified by the independent carbon management programme Airport Carbon Accreditation.

Read more

Verona Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

10 July 2018

Verona Airport has a clear objective: to minimize the impact of the airport’s activities or, to be more precise, the infrastructure under the airport's control, on the environment and, in particular, on the climate! Find out how they work towards achieving this goal here

Verona Airport has just renewed its accreditation at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation.  


Kaohsiung International Airport becomes accredited at the Reduction level

07 March 2014

 

A big welcome to Kaohsiung International Airport! The very first Taiwanese airport to become accredited on the programme! Kaohsiung International Airport is now certified at the Reduction level. Well done to the team at the airport! Keep up the good work!


Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

05 September 2016

We are delighted to announce that Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. Congratulations to all at the airport!


Eco-Innovation Award

11 July 2018

 
The Eco-Innovation Award forms part of ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards, given out every year during the association’s General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition. The decision on which airport will become the next Eco-Innovator is settled by the independent Advisory Board of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. This Award specifically recognises airports’ outstanding environmental performance, in particular, innovative approaches to environmental management.
 
This year’s Eco-Innovation Award went to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (currently Airport Carbon Accredited at Level 3+ Neutrality, the highest level of accreditation within the programme) for the comprehensiveness and systemic nature of its approach to environmental management, both in terms of topics covered (noise, air quality, climate change, waste, etc.) and stakeholders addressed. The judges noted that, in addition to its already achieved carbon neutral status under Airport Carbon Accreditation, the airport also aims to achieve climate neutrality for aircraft emissions up to 3000 feet. Another reason for recognition was the degree of innovation shown, for instance, through the implementation of circular economy principles and the use of renewable energy.
 
We are particularly smitten by Schiphol’s wind energy initiative. From 1 January 2018, Schiphol is running entirely on renewable electricity generated in the Netherlands. 
Jos Nijhuis, CEO of Royal Schiphol Group, said: ‘A full transition to sustainable energy has been a long-standing wish for us. We want to make sure that every innovation we make is more durable than what we already have. On one hand, we are committed to taking this position as a major organisation, especially within the transport sector. On the other hand, we are convinced that we can only make a positive contribution to the future if we add sustainability to our economic added-value”. 
 
Have a look at “Schiphol is fully powered by Dutch wind” video here
 
Congratulations to the entire team at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for this great achievement! 


Tirana International Airport renews at the Mapping level

07 March 2014

 

Congratulations Tirana International Airport for renewing at level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work and well done to all at the airport!


Dallas Fort Worth International Airport becomes carbon neutral

06 September 2016

Congratulations to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on upgrading to Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation - the first carbon neutral airport in North America!


New entries & successful upgrades

11 July 2018

 
At present, there are 239 airports around the world accredited at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Europe’s airports are the biggest group with 135 airports engaged in the programme. Asia-Pacific is the second biggest region in terms of participation, where 44 certfied airports address their carbon emissions. There are 34 climate-smart accredited airports in North America, 16 and 10 in Latin America & the Caribbean and Africa respectively. Here is what happened between the last edition of AirportCO2 News and now. 
 
3-yearly renewal track
A slew of airports that are already at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, brought their participation in the programme to a whole new level. London Gatwick, Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji, Are Ostersund and Antalya airports entered the 3-yearly renewal track at Level 3+. Airports can apply for such a prolonged renewal only if they  have achieved a quantified emissions reduction on at least one Scope 3 emissions source, i.e. successfully contributed to reducing the carbon footprint of their partners. And while their certificates are valid for three years, these airports still have, on an annual basis, to submit a full carbon footprint, demonstrate emissions reductions and offset their residual emissions. Ufff, in short, it’s quite a feat to have it made! Now, the only down side of this arrangement is that you won’t be hearing from us regarding their renewals until 2021.
 
New CO2-neutrals
A total of 5 European air gateways ramped up their carbon management all the way to Level 3+ Neutrality. The successful upgraders are: Brussels, Rome Ciampino, London Stansted, Treviso and TAG Farnborough Airports. This brings the number of carbon neutral airports worldwide to 44. 
 
Let’s reduce! 
North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean and Europe welcomed new airports at Level 2 Reduction. Québec City Jean Lesage International, Abu Dhabi, Guayaquil (pictured), Liège, Lanzarote and Bristol airports have demonstrated that they are actively reducing their carbon emissions. 
Airports at Reduction Level welcomed a new arrival: Basel-Mulhouse Airport was directly recognised with a Level 2 certificate upon joining. Aena on top of upgrading Lanzarote Airport to Level 2, brought two more airports from their network on board of the programme: Santiago and Alicante-Elche airports started Mapping their carbon emissions with the help of the Airport Carbon Accreditation framework. 
 
To keep up to date with the latest developments in the programme, please visit our results website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Incheon International Airport - first certified airport in South Korea

26 March 2014

Incheon International Airport has been certified at level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the very first certified airport in South Korea! This is an incredible achievement and reflects a huge amount of work done by all the team at the airport. Well done!


Helsinki Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

06 September 2016

Congratulations to Helsinki Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Québec actively reduces its CO2

11 July 2018

Climate action undertaken by airports in the North American region continues to step ahead. For instance, Canada’s Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport achieved a successful upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. We bring you their 3 most impactful initiatives that helped them start actively reducing their CO2 footprint. 

1. The airport is effectively recovering heat from the screw chiller and uses it to supply the hot water loop. 

This measure considerably reduces the amount of natural gas used for heating since heat released by the condensers of the screw chillers is injected into the hot water system when there is a cooling request together with a heating request (decrease of 586 tonnes CO2).

2. The heat is also recovered from stale air produced by heat wheels. 

This measure makes it possible to capture the heat of the exhaust air and transmit it to the fresh air entering the terminal. Not only do the heat wheels recover the sensible heat, but they also recover latent heat, the humidity in the air, which saves heating and humidification. This measure allows for a decrease of 228 tonnes of CO2.

3. The airport is also using geothermal energy. 

Geothermal. It is important to point out that geothermal energy, including the heat recovery of screw coolers, allows to substitute about 85% of the required heating energy and 78% of the cooling energy. Thanks to this measure the airport can save up to 356 tonnes of CO2 per year.

We keep our fingers crossed for other ambitious projects aimed at CO2 reductions carried out by Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. 


Hamburg Airport upgrades to level 3 Optimisation

27 March 2014

Well done to all the team at Hamburg Airport for successfully upgrading to level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Hamburg Airport is now the third German airport certified at Optimisation. Congratulations on this incredible achievement!


Malta International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

06 September 2016

Malta International Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations to all at the airport!


1st General Aviation airport joins carbon neutral rank

11 July 2018

 
TAG Farnborough Airport is the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve carbon neutrality within Airport Carbon Accreditation
Over the past decade, TAG Farnborough Airport has reduced carbon emissions over which it has direct control by 42 per cent or 2,183 tonnes (2008 carbon emissions: 5,242 tonnes) and over the past 5 years alone has invested over £1 million into energy efficiency projects.
 
Attaining carbon neutral status is the culmination of over a decade’s work by TAG Farnborough Airport’s environmental team, headed by Miles Thomas.  A host of projects with a focus on energy efficiency, staff accountability and awareness training, driven by the airport’s ISO14001 certification, have been key contributory factors in achieving carbon neutrality. 
Projects have included upgrading to LED lighting across the airport site which at the airport tower alone saved 15 per cent (13,902 kwh) of total electricity consumption in the first two months.  This year TAG Farnborough Airport committed to REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) energy supply which will see the airport’s annual footprint reduced by a further 2,000 tonnes and help to support the renewable energy sector.
 
Sustainable travel across the TAG Farnborough Airport site has also helped to minimise liquid fuel use and a network of 20 electric vehicle (EV) chargers has enabled the use of electric vehicles from small ground handling trucks to a Tesla Model S.  A bicycle fleet is also available for staff to enable footprint free travel between buildings.
TAG Farnborough Airport has offset residual emissions (over which the airport has direct control) through a credible and certified offsetting project. In conjunction with Carbon Footprint Ltd, 2017 carbon emissions were off-set through school tree planting projects in the local area paired with a conservation project in the Amazon rainforest (Florestal Santa Maria Project) which protects trees in one of the most biodiverse places in the world. TAG Farnborough Airport worked with twelve local schools and charity organisations, planting 3,500 trees with assistance from staff and children.
 
Looking to the future, projects with the aim of further reducing carbon emissions will include the total re-fit of the airfield ground lighting system, replacing the old tungsten fittings with LED lighting.


Ronneby Airport renews at the Neutrality level

28 March 2014

Ronneby Airport has renewed at level 3+ Neutrality. This is an excellent achievement for the airport, proof of the team's hard work. A big well done to all!


Lapland Airports renews at Level 2 Reduction

06 September 2016

Congratulations to all at Lapland Airports on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Europe’s airports throw their weight behind emissions reduction

11 July 2018

At this year’s ACI EUROPE & World Annual General Assembly in Brussels, the European region of ACI has released the latest information concerning the collective climate action by airports in their region. 

4 NEW CO2 NEUTRAL AIRPORTS

During a special Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony, dedicated to airports who recently became carbon neutral within the programme, it was announced that 4 more airports in the region upgraded to Level 3+ Neutrality. Brussels, London Stansted, Rome Ciampino and Treviso Airports were recognized with carbon neutral status, thanks to their extensive work to mitigate their carbon footprint. 

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 joined the other two airports owned by Manchester Airports Group, Manchester and East Midlands, in becoming carbon neutral, making it the first carbon neutral airport group in the United Kingdom. 

Rome Ciampino is the second airport operated by Aeroporti di Roma to become CO2 neutral. Ciampino joined its sibling, Rome Fiumicino Airport, who has been carbon neutral since Year 6 of the programme.

Treviso Airport also received its Level 3+ Neutrality certificate. The Italian regional airport has a carbon neutral sibling as well. Venice Airport operated by SAVE S.p.A. has been at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation since 2014.

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.

7.6% REDUCTION

In the past reporting year (May 2017 – May 2018), the 133 accredited airports in Europe succeeded at collectively reducing the CO2 emissions under their direct control by 163,277 tonnes compared to their average emissions of the three previous years. That’s equivalent to the CO2 emitted by the production & shipping of more than 385 million avocados to your table. Now that’s a massive heap! This reduction figure amounts to a 7.6% overall emissions reduction achieved by Europe’s airports at all levels of accreditation. Click here to watch our animation visualizing these numbers. 

The Global reduction as well as reductions achieved by airports in other regions in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme will be announced at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva on 2 & 3 October 2018.

For all the latest key figures, including details of the accredited airports in each region, their action and the difference the programme is making, check out the interactive maps, case studies & programme results on www.AirportCO2.org


Dubrovnik Airport renews at level 1 Mapping

22 April 2014


Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Le Bourget and Paris-Orly airports have renewed at Level 3 Optimisation

06 September 2016

Well done to the team at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Le Bourget and Paris-Orly airports! These airports have renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation by proving that are reducing their carbon emissions and engaging their partners to do the same.


Paris airports renew at Level 3 Optimisation

12 July 2018

The trinity of Paris airports: Paris - Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris - Orly (ORY) and Paris - Le Bourget (LBG) just renewed their certificates at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation
For them, to reduce emissions means primarily to innovate! Example? Watch this video: 
 


Sharjah International Airport becomes accredited at the Mapping level

22 April 2014


Denver International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

06 September 2016

Congratulations to Denver International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Australia's Parafield Airport renews its Optimisation certificate

16 July 2018

Parafield Airport has just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation at the second highest level! Australia's fifth busiest airport is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its business partners to do the same! Congrats on your renewal! 


Groningen Airport Eelde becomes accredited at the Mapping level

30 April 2014


Bucharest Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

06 September 2016

Well done to the team at Bucharest Airport, which has renewed its Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 2 Reduction!


Bologna Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

16 July 2018

Bologna Airport is deeply invested in reducing its CO2 footprint! The airport just renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congrats on your renewal! 


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol upgrades to Level 3+ Neutrality

30 April 2014

We would like to say a big well done to the team at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for upgrading to level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This is an excellent achievement and a clear signal that the airport is highly committed to the programme.


Brest Bretagne Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

08 September 2016

The 113th airport certified by Airport Carbon Accreditation in Europe is... Brest Bretagne Airport! Congratulations on becoming accredited at Level 1 Mapping!


First airport becomes accredited in New Zealand!

17 July 2018

 

A first in New Zealand!!! Christchurch Airport became accredited directly at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport was recognised for its carbon management work, which includes a commitment to transition of their vehicle fleet to 100% electric by 2030. Read more about their work on sustainability here.  


We are 96 airports!

05 May 2014

Airport Carbon Accreditation now has 96 airports certified in 4 continents! This great achievement showcases that more airports are actively working to reduce their carbon emissions.


Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports renew at Level 3+ Neutrality

08 September 2016

Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports, two of the 25 carbon neutral airports in the world, have renewed their Airport Carbon Accredited status at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Bravissimi ragazzi!!


Ronneby Airport renews its Neutrality certificate

17 July 2018

Swedavia's Ronneby Airport continues its work on mitigating emissions from its operations! The airport has just renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality for another year. Congratulations!


Åre Östersund Airport renews at the Neutrality level

05 May 2014

Congratulations to Airport for renewing at level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done!


Minneapolis St Paul Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

09 September 2016

Great news! Minneapolis St Paul Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. We are looking forward to your future environmental achievements!


Macau International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

18 July 2018

We are delighted to confirm that Macau International Airport renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate at Level 2 Reduction for another year! Congratulations on your renewal :). 


Madeira Airport and Porto Santo Airport become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

15 May 2014

 A warm welcome to Madeira Airport and Porto Santo Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Parabéns! Votos de continuação de um bom trabalho e de futuros sucessos no programa!


Zurich Airport achieves a three-year renewal at Level 3 Optimisation

12 September 2016

A fantastic achievement by Zurich Airport, which has achieved a three-year renewal at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Stockholm Arlanda Airport achieves a 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+

18 July 2018

The busiest airport of Sweden is also one of the best-of-class airports in terms of carbon management. Stockholm Arlanda Airport just achieved a successful renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality for the next 3 years! Swedavia, which owns and operates Stockholm Arlanda, has cut its emissions of fossil carbon dioxide at the airport by more than half over the past seven years. The airport’s buildings are warmed up with district heating from biofuel, and all electricity purchased is produced from renewable sources, such as biofuel, solar, wind and hydropower. The airport is also gradually replacing its fleet of vehicles with environmentally sustainable vehicles. 

Read more about their extensive work to mitigate the impact of their operations on the climate here.  


8 Portuguese airports renew at level 1 Mapping

20 May 2014

Congratulations to Lisbon Airport, Oporto Airport, Faro Airport, Ponta Delgada Airport, Horta Airport, Santa Maria Airport, Flores Airport and Beja Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Parabéns e votos de continuação de um bom trabalho!


San Diego International Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction

13 September 2016

Welcome aboard, San Diego International Airport! The airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction! Congratulations!


Hamad International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

30 July 2018

Hamad International Airport in Doha just renewed its accreditation at the second to highest level of the programme. Congratulations on your new Level 3 Optimisation certificate! 


Macau International Airport becomes accredited at Level 2 Reduction

21 May 2014

A big welcome to Macau International Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction! This is a clear signal that the airport is actively engaged in reducing its carbon footprint. Well done!


Vancouver International Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction

13 September 2016

Wonderful news is also that Vancouver International Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A big well done to all at the airport!


Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

31 July 2018

Good climate news from India. The country's third busiest airport, Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru renews at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations! 


Bangalore International Airport renews at level 3 Optimisation

21 May 2014

Great news! Bangalore International Airport has renewed its accreditation at the Optimisation level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. A big well done to the team!


Bologna Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

20 September 2016

Bologna Airport has successfully renewed at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulazioni ragazzi!


Italy's Cagliari Airport renews its accreditation

01 August 2018

Cagliari Airport has just renewed its certificate for Mapping their CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations on your renewal!


Palma de Mallorca Airport renews at level 1 Mapping

22 May 2014

Congratulations to Palma de Mallorca Airport for renewing at level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. ¡Enhorabuena! ¡Qué buen trabajo estáis haciendo! ¡Seguid adelante!


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has become accredited at Level 2 Reduction

26 September 2016

We are delighted to announce that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Arizona) has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction! Congratulations to all at the airport on this magnificent environmental achievement!


New arrival! Charlottetown Airport is Mapping its CO2

07 August 2018

 
Charlottetown Airport, located on the Prince Edward Island in Canada, has just been recognised for Mapping its CO2 emissions with an Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate! The airport is off to a great start with their carbon management. Charlottetown is the 242nd accredited airport worldwide and the 35th in the region of North America. 
Read more in their Press Release


Malaga Airport renews at level 1 Mapping

22 May 2014

Congratulations to Malaga Airport for renewing at level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. ¡Enhorabuena! ¡Qué buen trabajo estáis haciendo! ¡Seguid adelante!


Honolulu International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

26 September 2016

Congratulations to Honolulu International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Milan Bergamo Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

17 August 2018

Italy's 3rd busiest airport is also busy with reducing CO2 emissions! Milan-Bergamo Airport just renewed its Level 2 Reduction certificate within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations and keep up the good work!


Manchester Airport receives 3 yearly renewal at level 3 Optimisation

22 May 2014

A big well done to the team at Manchester Airport for achieving 3 yearly renewal at level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This great achievement shows a long term commitment to emissions reduction. Congratulations!


Indianapolis International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

28 September 2016

Another airport in North America has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation: congratulations to Indianapolis International Airport on its environmental efforts!


Visby Airport secures 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+!

17 August 2018

Visby Airport's operations are now completely fossil fuel free! Carbon emissions have decreased from around 300 tonnes to zero in the space of 10 years as a result of efficiency measures and replacing all fossil fuel-powered vehicles – from fire trucks to snow removal equipment. Energy consumption has also fallen steadily over the period and the airport’s energy is provided by renewable electricity.
No wonder that the airport has just achieved a successful 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation!!


Airport Carbon Accreditation was highly commended by ITF

22 May 2014

The airport industry's efforts to address its carbon emissions were highly commended at the annual global International Transport Forum (ITF) Awards announced at this week's ITF 2014 Annual Summit. The voluntary  climate change initiative Airport Carbon Accreditation was named as one of two runner-ups for the ITF's Transport Achievement Award.


Detroit Metropolitan Airport has become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

28 September 2016

Guess which airport in North America has also joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Congratulations to Detroit Metropolitan Airport!!


Pristina International Airport scales new heights in CO2 management

17 August 2018

BIG NEWS from Kosovo! 
Pristina International Airport has just reached a whole new level of carbon management! 
The airport was recognised for reducing its CO2 and engaging its partners (companies working at the airport site) to start reducing their emissions as well!! 
Welcome at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, one step away from carbon neutrality. 


Vienna International Airport renews at level 1 Mapping

23 May 2014

Vienna International Airport has renewed at level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations to all at the airport! Keep up the good work!


Los Angeles International Airport becomes accredited at Level 2 Reduction

28 September 2016

Los Angeles International Airport has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction, becoming one of the 20 certified airports in North America! Congratulations to all!


Kiruna Airport renews for the next 3 years

23 August 2018

Kiruna Airport achieved a great feat in carbon management! The airport secured a 3-yearly renewal at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation - 3+ Neutrality!
Just as a reminder: 
Airports can apply for such a prolonged renewal only if they have achieved a quantified emissions reduction on at least one Scope 3 emissions source, i.e. successfully contributed to reducing the carbon footprint of their partners. And while their certificates are valid for three years, these airports still have, on an annual basis, to submit a full carbon footprint, demonstrate emissions reductions and offset their residual emissions.
Ufff, in short, it’s quite a feat to have it made!


Liege Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

23 May 2014

Congratulations to Liege Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to the team for contributing towards this achievement. Keep up the good work!


We are 170 airports, including new carbon neutral airports in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe!

28 September 2016

170 airports, including new carbon neutral airports in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe

Montreal: As all the actors in the air transport sector gather for the 39th ICAO Assembly in Montreal this week, aiming at agreeing on a Global Market Based Measure to address international airline emissions, the global airport industry is also meeting in Montreal – at this year’s ACI World & N-A Annual General Assembly. As is customary, Airports Council International released the annual results for the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme covering the period June 2015 to June 2016, to report on how the global airport industry° is delivering on its commitment to lower its own CO2 emissions, made in 2007.

Now in its seventh year, the global programme certifies airports at 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality). It is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed¹ and has already won praise from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Commission (EC).

Announcing the annual results, Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World commented “It’s been an incredible year for Airport Carbon Accreditation, with applications to the programme still increasing and new developments such as the important partnership with the UNFCCC and its Climate Neutral Now initiative signed at the COP21 climate negotiations. In terms of results, in the past year, accredited airports succeeded in collectively reducing the CO2 emissions under their direct control by 206,090 tonnes of CO2 - enough energy to power over 86,000 households for a year.”

She added “The momentum keeps building. As of this week, we now have 170 airports in the programme and over 36% of global air passenger traffic - well over 2 billion passengers - now travel through airports certified at one of the 4 levels of the programme. I also particularly want to congratulate the latest airports to become carbon neutral - Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport - North America’s first carbon neutral airport - and Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport - the first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific.

These recent accreditations highlight that carbon neutrality is no longer just a goal shared by airports worldwide – with 26 such airports now in the programme, it is becoming a tangible reality. The constant efforts of airports to move up the levels in the programme is one of the reasons for the success of Airport Carbon Accreditation.”

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change commented ‘’COP21 was about engaging governments at the highest level, but effective climate action must also be significantly supported by a progressive private sector – sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. What Airport Carbon Accreditation has achieved over the past seven years is both surprising and inspiring. By charting a clear path airport operators are acting across a range of measures, from mapping their CO2 emissions, reducing them and engaging others, up to becoming carbon neutral too – there is much that other industries can learn from this and even emulate.”

For all the latest key figures, including details of the accredited airports in each world region, their actions and the difference the programme is making, visit www.airportCO2.org. 

The annual results of Year 7 (2015-2016) of Airport Carbon Accreditation are available here


Bangkok Suvarnabhumi renews at Level 3 Optimisation

24 August 2018

Good news on carbon-free mobility from Thailand! Bangkok Suvarnabhumi will welcome electric taxis operating to and from the airport as of next month! In an effort to promote renewable energy, a fleet of 101 electric taxis will be in service by Sep. 9 with a goal of increasing the number to upward of 1,000 next year. 

This news comes as Bangkok Suvarnabhumi secures renewal at the second to highest levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation - Level 3 Optimisation. Congratulations on your efforts to reduce your own carbon emissions and engaging others to do the same!  

Read the rest of the story here.  

 


Kristiansand Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

04 June 2014

Well done to all at Kristiansand Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport becomes carbon neutral

28 September 2016

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport has upgraded to Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the first carbon neutral airport in the Asia-Pacific region and the 26th in the world!


Edmonton International Airport renews its accreditation

24 August 2018

Did you know that Canada's Edmonton International Airport is engaged in Airport Carbon Accreditation? The airport is busy with Mapping its carbon emissions, getting a head-start to CO2 reductions! Congratulations on your renewal at Level 1 Mapping and fingers crossed for your progress within the programme. 


Queen Alia International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

04 June 2014

Congratulations to Queen Alia International Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

28 September 2016

More good news! Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations!


Helsinki Airport renews its Carbon Neutral status

03 September 2018

Finland's capital city airport, Helsinki has just renewed its Level 3+ certification - congratulations to all the team there on their work to retain the airport operator's carbon neutral status.


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

05 June 2014

Congratulations to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all at the airport!

 


Ankara Esenboga International Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

17 October 2016

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport - one of the 26 carbon neutral airports in the world - has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations!


Belo Horizonte abroad!

07 September 2018

Welcome to Belo Horizonte International Airport - the latest new entrant to the programme, which became carbon accredited at the 'Mapping' level (Level 1) this week.


Oslo Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

06 June 2014

Great news! Oslo Airport has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This an excellentt achievement from the team in Oslo. We would like to say a big thank you to Oslo Airport and Avinor for their continued support for the programme. Well done!


Libreville Leon Mba International Airport has upgraded to Level 2 Reduction

19 October 2016

Congratulations to Libreville Leon Mba International Airport on upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the second certified airport at this level in Africa!


Haikou Meilan joins the programme!

11 September 2018

The Chinese province of Hainan has just gained a climate-smart airport! Haikou Meilan International Airport has started Mapping its carbon emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Welcome! 欢迎


London City Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

12 June 2014

Congratulations to London City Airport for upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! This fantastic achievement is proof of the airport's engagement in reducing its carbon footprint. A big well done to the hardworking team at London City Airport!


Félix Houphouet-Boigny Abidjan International Airport has upgraded to Level 2 Reduction

21 October 2016

Congratulations to Félix Houphouet-Boigny Abidjan International Airport on upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The current three African airports certified by the programme are all accredited at Level 2 Reduction.


Malta International Airport renews at Level 1

11 September 2018

The main and only airport serving Maltese islands, Malta International Airport just renewed their certification at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations on your continued commitment to manage CO2! 


We are 102 airports!

18 June 2014

102 airports in 4 continents are now actively addressing their CO2 emissions!


Toronto Pearson International Airport has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation

24 October 2016

Well done to all at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Austin-Bergstrom starts reducing CO2!

11 September 2018

We have great news to share all the way from Texas! Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been recognised for their intensified efforts to reduce their CO2 emissions with a Level 2 Reduction certificate. This successful upgrade comes just over a year after they joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 1. Congratulations on your achievement!


New Verifier Webinar

19 June 2014

The next series of the Verifier webinars will take place on Wednesday, the 2nd July 2014, at 8.30am-10.30am BST. If you are interested in becoming an approved verifier please email the Airport Carbon Accreditation Help Desk.


Hamad International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

24 October 2016

Congratulations to Hamad International Airport (Doha) on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Monaco Heliport enters the programme at Level 1

17 September 2018

The only aviation facility in Monaco has just started Mapping its carbon emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up Monaco Heliport & Government of Monaco!


London Stansted Airport becomes accredited at the Reduction level

19 June 2014

A warm welcome to London Stansted Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction! Well done! We look forward to seeing the airport's future achievements!


Gimpo International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

28 October 2016

Congratulations to Gimpo International Airport in Seoul on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation by proving that it is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same!


Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport keeps on reducing!

21 September 2018

Ecuador's only greenfield airport: the new Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport has just renewed at level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport is engaged in many CO2-reducing projects. Find out more about them in their video about CO2 mitigation at their airport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI2B5DFNNt4


Copenhagen Airport - first certified airport in Denmark

19 June 2014

Copenhagen Airport has been certified at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the very first accredited airport in Denmark! Congratulations to all at the airport on this fantastic achievement!


Galapagos Ecological Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

02 November 2016

Galapagos Ecological Airport has renewed at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. ¡Enhorabuena por el buen trabajo ambiental que estáis realizando!


Beijing's main airport continues to reduce its CO2

21 September 2018

Did you know that Beijing Capital International Airport, serving one of the 5 largest cities in the world, is actively working to reduce its carbon footprint? 
The airport has just renewed its level 2 Reduction certificate Airport Carbon Accreditation! China️ is ramping up its climate action by the minute!


Bergen Airport is the 100th accredited airport!

20 June 2014

A special welcome to Bergen Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 Reduction, becoming the 100th certified airport! Congratulations! We look forward to working with you. A big thank you to Bergen Airport for contributing to the success of the programme.


Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

04 November 2016

Congratulations to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Canada on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 21st certified airport in North America!


Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport renews its accreditation

27 September 2018

Did you know that Romania has got two airports engaged in Climate Action within Airport Carbon Accreditation? Bucharest Airports are hard at work to reduce the environmental impact of their operations! Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu Internatioanl Airport has just renewed its accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. Keep up the good work!


Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

26 June 2014

Congratulations to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport for successfully upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is now the third French airport certified at the Reduction level. Well done!


Prague Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

08 November 2016

Congratulations to Prague Airport on upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation by proving that it is reducing its carbon emissions and engaging its partners to do the same!


Great news from Canada as Regina International Airport joins the programme

27 September 2018

Good Climate Action news from Canada: Another airport has joined the ranks of CO2-managing airports! We welcome Regina International Airport, the first airport in Saskatchewan to start Mapping its carbon emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation!
President & CEO of Regina Airport Authority, James Bogusz commented: “We will continue to balance the needs of the community, economic growth and the environment in our operations.”
Fingers crossed for your success in this endeavour! 


Farnborough Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

01 July 2014

A big well done to the team at Farnborough Airport for successfully renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations on this great achievement, which is a clear evidence of the hard work undertaken at the airport towards reducing its carbon emissions.


Gatwick Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

15 November 2016

A fantastic achievement by Gatwick Airport, which has renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations to all at the airport!


Global climate action by airports up 25% in the past year

02 October 2018

  • 246 airports now actively engaged in addressing their impact on Climate change
  • Collective reduction of more than 347,000 tonnes of CO2 achieved in the past year
  • 48 airports are now carbon neutral (Level 3+) - having worked to reduce their emissions and engaged other companies on the airport site to do so as well, they offset their remaining residual emissions. 44 airports offset 672,000 tonnes of CO2 during Year 9.
2 October 2018:  At the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva today, Airports Council International provided an update on the latest developments among the community of 246 airports currently in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World said “Airports around the world recognize that climate resilience* and climate action are two sides of the same challenge. With 48 new airports in the programme this past year, the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme has never seen such annual momentum. The 246 airports now accredited across the four levels of the programme welcomed 3.3 billion passengers last year which represents 44.2% of global passenger traffic. All of those airports engaged in climate action voluntarily.” 
She added “This collective effort is based on the airports industry making environmental stewardship a priority and it is making a difference. From May 2017 to May 2018, accredited airports succeeded in collectively reducing the CO2 emissions under their direct control by 347,026 tonnes. To put that achievement in perspective, it would take more than eight million trees planted over 10 years to absorb the equivalent amount of CO2.”   
 
 
Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented “Climate action by industry is critical to addressing the escalating threat of Climate change – everyone has their part to play. The airport industry’s work through the Airport Carbon Accreditation provides an example of an industry that is actively engaged in climate action, through independent certification, but also through the knowledge that airports gain from each other, as they try new solutions and technology to lower their carbon emissions.
Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of ICAO said “Our efforts to empower aviation to address its carbon emissions rely on the participation of as many actors in the sector as possible. ICAO follows the progress of ACI’s programme with keen interest. The growing success of Airport Carbon Accreditation – with emissions under the airports’ direct control being reduced by 5.3% in the past year – is worthy of heartfelt congratulations to all involved.
With 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality), Airport Carbon Accreditation is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed¹ and has the support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission (EC). 
To reduce their carbon emissions, airport operators need to consider the full extent of the emissions sources under their direct control. Investment in more energy efficient lighting, heating, switching to hybrid or electric ground vehicles, onsite renewables, energy management tools and employee behavioural change all have a part to play. The possibilities become even more diverse when airport operators engage other stakeholders on the airport site as well (Level 3 of the programme), with initiatives such as Airport-Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM), Continuous Descent Operations and Time-Based Separation lowering airline-associated carbon emissions and better intermodal access and electric or hybrid taxis offering passengers cleaner transport solutions to/from the airport.
Carbon neutral airports at Level 3+ of the programme have to provide evidence of undertaking all the actions required by the programme (mapping their emisisons, reducing them and engaging others on the airport site), before investing in responsible carbon offsets. The 44 carbon neutral airports during Year 9 of the programme (May 2017 to May 2018) offset 672,000 tonnes of CO2 in residual emissions. Full details of Year 9 (May 2017 to May 2018) are available in the Annual Report available to download here:  https://airportcarbonaccreditation.org/component/downloads/downloads/132.html
 
 


Istanbul Ataturk Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

01 July 2014

Great news! Istanbul Ataturk Airport has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done! Keep up the good work!


Marrakesh Menara Airport & Mohammed V International Airport have become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

21 November 2016

Congratulations to Marrakesh Menara Airport and Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping - an example to follow for other African airports in terms of carbon management!


San Diego International Airport moves up to Optimisation!

02 October 2018

San Diego International Airport is making great strides in its carbon management journey having successfully upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Examples of SAN’s initiatives include creating a novel greenhouse gas reduction program for rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber, launching “The Good Traveler” carbon offset program that has since been expanded nationally, and partnering with San Diego Gas & Electric to expand airport charging infrastructure for new electric-powered ground-service equipment under Senate Bill 350.

At San Diego International Airport, we take our commitment to lowering our carbon footprint seriously,” said Kim Becker, SAN’s President/CEO. “This involves working closely with regional stakeholders and airport business partners to collectively address this vital issue.

SAN’s goal is to reach the highest level of certification, Carbon Neutrality, by 2022. There is currently only one airport in North America at that level – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – and 48 worldwide. 


Antalya Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

07 July 2014

Antalya Airport has renewed at Level 3 Optimisation. Well done to the team for all their hard work and commitment to the programme!


Tijuana International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

24 November 2016

Tijuana International Airport has renewed at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! ¡Enhorabuena y seguid haciendo un buen trabajo ambiental!


Torino Airport is Airport Carbon Accredited!

03 October 2018

We are pleased to announce that Italy's Torino Airport has just been recognised for mapping its CO2 emissions with an Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 certificate. Congratulations on your entry and welcome on board! 


Trondheim Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

07 July 2014

Great news! Trondheim Airport has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations to all at the airport for contributing to this wonderful achievement! Godt gjort!


Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

05 December 2016

Congratulations to Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport on upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Great achievement!


Vancouver Intl Airport recognised for their work on sustainability

04 October 2018

Vancouver International Airport upgrades to Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Canada's second busiest airport has just been recognised for their extensive work to reduce their CO2 and enagage their business partners to do the same!

“As a community focused airport, we pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability and this independent carbon accreditation is further proof that our efforts are working,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Our primary goal is to build, maintain and operate a safe and sustainable airport. To effectively manage our impact on the environment, we maintain robust policies and procedures aligned with our values. I am so pleased that we are now Level 3 certified and applaud the hard work of not only the YVR team, but also our business partners in helping us to achieve this new level.” 

Congratulations on your upgrade! 


New Verifier Webinar

08 July 2014

The next series of the Verifier webinars is set to take place on Tuesday, the 29th July 2014, at 8.30am-10.30am BST. If you are interested in becoming an approved verifier please email the Airport Carbon Accreditation Help Desk.


Rajiv Gandhi International Airport becomes carbon neutral

08 December 2016

Flying to/from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in India? You are travelling through a carbon neutral airport! Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has achieved Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation - the 2nd carbon neutral airport in the Asia-Pacific region and the 27th in the world! Congratulations!


Toulouse Blagnac Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

09 October 2018

Le toit du parking P2 de l’Aéroport Toulouse Blagnac accueille des panneaux photovoltaïques à perte de vue. Ce parc, composé de 3 633 panneaux solaires répartis sur une surface 5 813 m2 (environ la moitié d’un terrain de rugby), produira l’équivalent de la consommation électrique annuelle du bâtiment, soit 1096MWh.
Ce n'est pas une surprise que l'aéroport vient de renouveller sa certification Airport Carbon Accreditation de niveau 2 Réduction, pour ses initiatives visées à réduire les émissions de CO2. Félicitations! En savoir plus: https://bit.ly/2A0plDe
The solar panels on the roof of P2 car park at Toulouse Blagnac Airport extend as far as the eye can see. This park, made up of 3,633 solar panels spread over an area of ​​5,813 m2 (about half of a rugby pitch), will produce the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of the building, ie 1096 MWh.
It's no surprise that the airport has just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 Reduction certification, for its targeted initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions!


Ljubljana Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

15 July 2014

Congratulations to Ljubljana Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


Riga International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

08 December 2016

Congratulations to Riga International Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Los Angeles World Airports renew their certificates!

09 October 2018

Congratulations to Los Angeles International Airport and Los Angeles Van Nuys Airport who both renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates! Van Nuys Airport was recognised for reducing their CO2 footprint with a Level 2 certificate. LAX retained their Level 3 accreditation, thanks to their extensive work to reduce their emissions and engage their business partners to do the same.   
Read about their approach to managing CO2 here https://bit.ly/2E8Wjpd 


Kiruna Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

15 July 2014

A fantastic achievement for Kiruna Airport as it has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality! This highlights the airport's commitment to carbon reduction. A big thank you to Swedavia for their continued support for the programme.


Dublin & Cork airports renew at Level 2 Reduction

09 December 2016

Dublin & Cork airports are actively reducing their carbon emissions. Congratulations to both airports on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Bucharest Henri Coanda Intl Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

12 October 2018

Congratulations to Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport (AIHCB) has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport has achieved this upgrade through exemplary airport activity in managing and reducing CO2 emissions and getting other stakeholders engaged in this approach as the global airport industry response to the climate change challenges. 


Bologna Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

16 July 2014

Well done to all at Bologna Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Bravi!


Manchester Airport becomes carbon neutral

12 December 2016

We are very pleased to announce that Manchester Airport achieve Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations to all at the airport!


Stuttgart Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation!

12 October 2018

Stuttgart Airport has achieved a successful renewal at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. They are only one step away from carbon neutral operations, and we are sure it's only a matter of time for them to get there :).  Learn more about their work to protect the environment & save resources here: https://bit.ly/2QGMrEu 


Barcelona-El Prat Airport and Lanzarote Airport renew at Level 1 Mapping

16 July 2014

Congratulations to Barcelona-El Prat Airport and Lanzarote Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. ¡Enhorabuena! Os deseamos muchos éxitos en el programa.


Galapagos Ecological Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

13 December 2016

Galapagos Ecological Airport took a step further towards increasing its sustainability by upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! ¡Enhorabuena y adelante con vuestros nuevos objetivos medioambientales!


Adelaide Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

24 October 2018

Did you know that Adelaide Airport was the first one in Australia to achieve Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation? They have just renewed their certificate at this second to highest level of carbon management. 
The airport is home to many carbon-cutting initiatives. Check them out here.


Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

16 July 2014

Well done to all at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! ¡Enhorabuena! Os deseamos muchos éxitos en el programa.


12 airports operated by VINCI renew at Level 1 Mapping

14 December 2016

Congratulations to Ancenis, Chambéry Savoie, Clermond-Ferrand Auvergne, Dinard Bretagne, Grenoble, Poitiers Biard, Saint-Nazaire Montoir, Rennes Bretagne and Nantes Atlantique airports in France and to Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports in Cambodia on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Thank you to VINCI for its environmental proactivity!


Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport renews at Level & Mapping

24 October 2018

Chile has one climate-smart airport: Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, serving the city of Santiago, is Mapping its CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation as one of the 33 VINCI Airports active in the programme. Congrats on your renewal!


Athens International Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

18 July 2014

Great news! Athens International Airport has renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Well done to all at the airport!


Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport become accredited at Level 2 Reduction

14 December 2016

Two new accredited airports in the Asia-Pacific region: Congratulations to Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport on becoming accredited at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


London City Airport is a step away from becoming carbon neutral

25 October 2018

London City Airport has just achieved a successful renewal of their Level 3 Optimisation certificate within Airport Carbon Accreditation!
To reach this point it has invested in a number of carbon reduction schemes - including £500,000 on the installation of 1,300 energy efficient light fixings, the removal of 258 non-essential fixings, and more energy efficient boilers and air handling units.
Climate smart airport at its best! 


Milan Linate Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport renew at Level 3+ Neutrality

18 July 2014

A huge congratulations to Milan Linate Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport for renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Bravo!


Toulon Hyères Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

15 December 2016

Toulon Hyères Airport, operated by VINCI Airports, has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Congratulations on this great achievement!


Abidjan Airport retains its carbon neutral certification

30 October 2018

We are delighted to confirm that the Ivory Coast's busiest airport, Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport serving Abidjan has just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation at the highest level - 3+ Neutrality. To date, the airport is the only one in the African region to ever reach this level of carbon management maturity. Congratulations! 


Luleå Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

24 July 2014

An excellent achievement for Luleå Airport as it has renewed at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations to all who contributed to it!

 


La Rochelle Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

04 January 2017

New Year, new great achievements by your airports! Congratulations to La Rochelle Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Brest Bretagne Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

05 November 2018

Brest Bretagne Airport, implemented by S.A.S. Aéroports de Bretagne Ouest, just renewed its certificate for its efforts to manage their carbon emissions at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations!  


Helsinki Airport and Lapland Airports renew at Level 2 Reduction

05 August 2014

Congratulations to Helsinki Airport and Lapland airports for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A big thank you to Finavia for their continued support for the programme.


Larnaka International Airport and Pafos International Airport become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

11 January 2017

Congratulations to Larnaka International Airport and Pafos International Airport in Cyprus on joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Well done!


Galapagos Ecological Airport renews its carbon neutral certificate

06 November 2018

The first and the only so far carbon neutral airport in the Latin America & the Caribbean region, Galapagos Ecological Airport, has just renewed its certificate at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. As an industry leader in sustainability, the airport makes every day seem like Earth Day. Meet the team behind this success, people that are passionate about the environment and making a real difference in our interview with Jorge Rosillo, General Manager at the airport. 


Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

05 August 2014

A warm welcome to Orio al Serio International Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping, becoming the 103rd certified airport! Bravo!


Athens International Airport becomes carbon neutral

11 January 2017

Athens International Airport became carbon neutral! Congratulations on this remarkable step forward!


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport renews at the highest level

08 November 2018

We are delighted to confirm that Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport secured a successful renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Learn about their green credentials and extensive work to mitigate their impact on climate here (webpage in French). Congratulations on your successful renewal! 


New Verifier Webinar

06 August 2014

The next series of the Verifier webinars will take place on Wednesday, the 17th September 2014, at 16.30 BST. If you are interested in becoming an approved verifier please email the Airport Carbon Accreditation Help Desk.


Gold Coast Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

17 January 2017

Gold Coast Airport joins the family! The Australian airport achieved Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation, becoming the 34th certified airport in the Asia-Pacific region. Congratulations!


Quito Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

14 November 2018

Some 15 private companies connected to the aviation industry have pooled their environmental management experiences and commitments to create the first cluster to optimize their processes. Their aim is to reduce their carbon footprint and consolidate a sector that grows while respecting the planet. These efforts have been recognized by Airports Council International (ACI) which awarded Level 3 Optimisation certification to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito (MSIA) for promoting this initiative. 

Improve aircraft operating procedures, gradually replace conventional lighting with LED technology, use the least amount of packaging in export cargo processes, make use of recyclable materials, construct and operate wastewater treatment plants; all of these are among the commitments agreed by 15 private companies and Corporación Quiport, the entity that manages the capital’s airport and which last week was awarded Level 3 Certification of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. 

Read the entire story here

 


Brussels Airport renews at level 3 Optimisation

28 August 2014

Congratulations to Brussels airport for renewing at level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to all that contributed towards this achievement!


Munich Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

17 January 2017

Congratulations to Munich Airport on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Looking forward to your carbon neutrality! 


Dallas Fort Worth achieves a 3-yearly renewal at Level 3+

15 November 2018

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport remains the only North American airport to achieve carbon neutral certification, and is the first to achieve a three-year certification at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
By switching to renewable energy and implementing programs to use less of it, the DFW team has dramatically reduced the carbon footprint of the airport. One new initiative to note is DFW’s transition to renewable natural gas (RNG) in their transportation fleet. This initiative is lowering carbon emissions from their fleet by approximately 80%. 
A big thumbs up to everyone involved!
Read more about DFW's work on sustainability here.  


Treviso Airport upgrades to level 2 Reduction

28 August 2014

A big well done to Treviso Airport for upgrading to level 2 Reduction! Congratulations for this great achievement, and keep up the good work!


Eindhoven Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

17 January 2017

Another success for Eindhoven Airport: Congratulations on renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Czech capital airport keeps emissions in check

15 November 2018

Did you know that Prague Airport - Letiště Praha works together with its business partners to reduce the CO2 footprint of their operations? We proudly announce that the airport just renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation


Visby Airport renews at level 3+ Neutrality

28 August 2014

Visby Airport has renewed at the Neutrality level 3+, a fantastic achievement yet again from the team at Swedavia! Well done!


Brisbane Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

18 January 2017

Keep climbing new heights of environmental success, Brisbane Airport! Congratulations on renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Vienna Airport recognised for their CO2 reduction & business partners engagement

16 November 2018

Last year's upgrader to Level 3 Optimisation - Vienna Airport just renewed its certification! The airport's flagship CO2 reduction project is an immense solar plant, generating more than 500,000 kWh of solar electricity each year. It's one of the largest photo-voltaic facilities in the whole Austria! Read more about their work to protect the environment here, or join us in congratulating the whole team at Vienna Airport for their Climate Action!  


TAV Esenboga Ankara Airport upgrades to level 3+ Neutrality

28 August 2014

A fantastic achievement by TAV Esenboga Ankara Airport, as it upgrades to level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Well done to the airport and all that helped reach the goal of Neutrality!


Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports renew at Level 2 Reduction

23 January 2017

Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports are doing a very good job! Congratulations on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Ankara Esenboğa International Airport maintains 0 net CO2 emissions

19 November 2018

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport has succeeded at maintaining their carbon neutral status within Airport Carbon Accreditation! On top of many carbon-cutting initiatives implemented by the airport, which earned it the title of the first carbon neutral airport in Turkey, Ankara Esenboğa Airport (TAV Airports) has launched an application that enables passengers to offset the carbon emissions which result from their flights. 

The passengers can calculate the carbon footprint of their flights and offset it by supporting a project which both reduces carbon emissions and contributes to sustainable development. Check out the tool here. Thumbs up for this great initiative!  


Airport Carbon Accreditation takes off in North America

09 September 2014

We are delighted to announce that Airport Carbon Accreditation has been extended to North America, in partnership with ACI-North America. We would like to say a special welcome and congratulations to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - the very first North American airport to become certified in the programme. The airport is now airport carbon certified at the Reduction level. 

 


Rome Fiumicino Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

25 January 2017

Continue to reach new heights in carbon neutrality, Rome-Fiumicino Airport! Congratulations on renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Global results announced in Geneva: over 347,000 tonnes CO2 saved by the accredited airports

21 November 2018

Speaking at this year’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit organised by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) in Geneva, ACI EUROPE’s Director General Olivier Jankovec spelled out the latest results of the Global airport community’s Climate Action within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The announcement was all the more noteworthy, as it covered Year 9 of the programme (May 2017 – May 2018) - the strongest reporting period in terms of participation figures and carbon performance of airports since the programme’s inception. 

At the time of the announcement, 246 airports were using the programme’s framework to manage and reduce their carbon footprint. These airports collectively managed to reduce their carbon emissions by -347,026 tonnes or -5.3% between May 2017 and May 2018. Check out this animation, to get a visual grip on these numbers. 

Year 9 was equally a breakthrough in terms of participation growth, with 51 new accreditations representing a 25% increase on last year’s results. For the first time, the highest level of accreditation, Level 3+ Neutrality, was achieved by at least one airport in every world region, thanks to the successful upgrade of Galapagos Ecological Airport in Latin America & the Caribbean to this level. 

More information about the above milestones and airports’ climate action in Year 9, is available in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Annual Report 2017-2018 (link to download). Compared to the previous years, this report follows a new structure focused on outlining the key achievements and developments in a concise and visual way, the most significant global and regional trends, and representative case studies. In addition, the publication provides new performance information, for instance, on offsetting instruments and project types opted for by the 3+ accredited airports, and the uptake of carbon reduction opportunities among the Airport Carbon Accreditation participants. We very much encourage you to check out the report for yourself! 

 


Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

15 September 2014

Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport is setting the example in Africa: congratulations for upgrading to the Reduction level of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Dusseldorf Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

01 February 2017

Dusseldorf Airport has a very good reason to celebrate: it has upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulations!


North American airports on top of their carbon management

21 November 2018

At the recent ACI-NA Annual Conference in Nashville, the 39 North American airports engaged in Climate Action within Airport Carbon Accreditation joined the stage to pick up their well-earned certificates.  

Airports strive to be good partners within their communities and in the global aviation system by promoting sustainability and environmentally responsible practices,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “One of the chief ways North American airports can lower their carbon footprint is by participating in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program. I applaud the 39 airports that are leading our industry on a path toward continued success in innovation and sustainability.

For 2018, 20 airports renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation, while 6 airports upgraded to the next level. Notably, Austin-Bergstrom International, Greater Moncton International, Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Tampa International Airport upgraded to Level 2 Reduction. San Diego International Airport and Vancouver International Airport went for Level 3, going beyond individual reduction efforts and engaging their partners to participate in their work towards more sustainable operations.

Twelve airports have joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme since 2017, including, Charlottetown Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, New York Stewart International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Teterboro Airport, Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Regina International Airport, and Tampa’s three General Aviation airports.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport remains the only North American airport to achieve carbon neutral certification, and is the first to achieve a three-year certification as a carbon neutral airport. Airports can apply for such a prolonged renewal only if they have achieved a quantified emissions reduction on at least one Scope 3 emissions source, i.e. successfully contributed to reducing the carbon footprint of their partners. And while their certificates are valid for three years, these airports still have, to submit a full carbon footprint on an annual basis, demonstrate emissions reductions and offset their residual emissions. Hence, even bigger kudos for this excellent achievement to everyone involved at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport!

 


Bucharest Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

17 September 2014

Well done to all at Bucharest Airport for renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

02 February 2017

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport continues to fly high! Congratulations on renewing at Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


Brussels Airport partners strengthen environmental cooperation through EUROCONTROL’s Collaborative Environmental Management

21 November 2018

We are here to assure you that airports that reach the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, do not rest on their laurels! On the contrary, they continue to seek out ways to improve their environmental performance. The recent developments at Brussels Airport (which first joined the programme in 2010 and achieved carbon neutral status in June this year), confirm just that! 

Based on EUROCONTROL’s Collaborative Environmental Management (CEM) specifications, Belgocontrol and Brussels Airport Company have signed a cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines, TUI Fly and DHL Express, on undertaking joint initiatives that further reduce the environmental impact of aviation activities. By signing this document, the five partners formalise their long-standing cooperation on environmental issues. By joining forces and aligning all environmental efforts, the partners aim to accelerate projects and achieve more in the fields of carbon and noise reduction as well as local air quality. That is why, specialists from the various companies and organisations will meet at regular intervals to launch joint research and environmentally-friendly initiatives. 

The ‘collaborative environmental management’ concept (CEM) was developed over a number of years by EUROCONTROL with the close involvement of ACI EUROPE and other industry stakeholders. It was launched jointly by both organisations at the 9th ACI Airport Exchange in Paris on 4 November 2014 and adopted by ACI EUROPE as Recommended Practice in October 2014. The concept outlines a working arrangement for operational stakeholders to devise common solutions to environmental challenges at and around airports. To find out what is ‘collaborative environmental management’ watch this video from EUROCONTROL. The specifications of CEM have recently been updated and gathered in a new document (link to download). 

 


Adelaide and Parafield Airports upgrade to Level 2 Reduction

24 September 2014

Congratulations to Adelaide and Parafield Airports for successfully upgrading to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. A big well done to all at these airports for being actively engaged in reducing their airport's carbon footprint!


Liege Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

06 February 2017

Congratulations to Liege Airport on renewing at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep it up!


Is your airport ready for the changing climate?

21 November 2018

It’s been a banner year for extreme climate events. Given the recent rise in frequency of extreme adverse weather conditions around the globe, the efforts of airports to adapt to the changing climate become critical. To bring it to their attention, at this year’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, ACI World launched a new policy brief - Airports’ Resilience and Adaptation to a Changing Climate - that stresses the importance of airport resilience and encourages airports to develop climate change adaptation plans.  

This policy brief follows the adoption of a resolution by ACI members (ACI Resolution 3/2018 on resilience and adaptation to climate change) at the World Annual General Assembly in Brussels in June 2018, recognising the potential impact of climate change on airport infrastructure and operations.  It addresses many of the resolution’s intentions by supporting airport operators in understanding the risks related to more adverse weather events and changing climate patterns. It also encourages airports to conduct risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities of their existing and new infrastructure and operations and define adaptation plans accordingly. 

The brief includes case studies from airports in Norway, Australia, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Singapore and thus supports exchange of good practices between ACI members. It also provides recommendations, and an extensive rundown of climate stressors and their related potential impacts on infrastructure and operations, as well as a non-exhaustive list of airports that have already started to work on resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Improving operational resilience and adapting to the predicted effects of climate change has been a priority for airports around the world for quite some time but recent events have brought this into even sharper focus,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World.

It is well understood that climate change could have far-reaching effects and airports are certainly not immune to them. The aim of this policy brief is to provide airports with practical information, advice and real-life examples that they can use to examine their own practices. Each airport can then make decisions on how they may introduce, improve, or adapt their own procedures and resilience plans that best suit their infrastructure and local conditions.

Download the brief here

 


Budapest Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

09 October 2014

A big well done to Budapest Airport for upgrading to Level 2 Reduction! Congratulations for this great achievement, and keep up the good work!


Sydney Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

07 February 2017

Sydney Airport is now one step closer to achieving carbon neutrality! Congratulations on upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


New arrivals & upgrades: the more, the merrier!

21 November 2018

 
Currently, there are 249 airports certified at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation. They span over the 5 ACI regions in the following order of magnitude. Europe’s airports are the largest group with 136 airports engaged in the programme. Asia-Pacific is the second biggest region in terms of participation, where 47 airports address their carbon emissions. There are 39 accredited, climate-smart airports in North America, 17 and 10 in Latin America & the Caribbean and Africa respectively. Here is what happened between the last edition of AirportCO2 News, released in June this year, and now.
 
The gladly received newcomers 
A total of 11 new airports from across the globe achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation in the intervening time. North America welcomed Charlottetown Airport, Regina International Airport and 3 General Aviation airports owned by Tampa Group: Tampa Executive, Peter O. Knight and Plant City Airports, which all received recognition for Mapping their respective carbon footprints. 3 new airports joined the programme in the Asia-Pacific region. China gained two climate smart airports, with Shenzhen Bao’an and Haikou Meilan International Airports getting accredited at Level 1 Mapping. The reach of airport climate action has extended to new areas, with a first airport to ever become part of the programme in New Zealand: Christchurch Airport made a successful entry at Level 2 Reduction. There was a first in the Latin America and the Caribbean region as well: Belo Horizonte International Airport in Brazil started Mapping its emissions as the first airport in that country. The European region welcomed Torino Airport in Italy and Monaco Heliport’s successful accreditations, both at Level 1 of the programme.  
 
Getting these emissions down
Three airports have been recognised for the first time for actively reducing their carbon emissions, all in the North American region. Austin Bergstrom, Tampa International and Halifax Stanfield International Airports upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation
 
One step away from carbon neutrality
A total of 6 airports in different regions ramped up their carbon management all the way to Level 3 Optimisation. In Europe, Pristina International and Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airports secured this second to highest level of accreditation. Two North American airports scored equally high: San Diego and Vancouver International Airports joined the Level 3 ranks. Malaysia’s main international airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport, matched the aforementioned airports’ achievement. Lastly, Mariscal Sucre International Airport serving Quito, Ecuador, became the second airport in the Latin America & the Caribbean region to reach Level 3 Optimisation. Congratulations! 
 
All the way to the top
There were four new airports that reached the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, all in Europe. France’s Cannes-Mandelieu and Saint Tropez Airports joined Nice Côte d’Azur at Level 3+ Neutrality, earning them the title of the first carbon neutral airport group in France. 
Norway’s Bergen and Stavanger airports secured the carbon neutral status, joining two other airports within their network, that were already carbon neutral since Year 1 of the programme: Oslo and Trondheim Airports. 
Three of the currently 48 carbon neutral airports in the world took a 3-yearly renewal home: Stockholm Arlanda and Visby Airports in Sweden and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in the USA. 


4 airports operated by Airports of Thailand Public Co Ltd. become accredited at Level 1 Mapping

13 October 2014

A big welcome to Chiang Mai International Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport and Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Well done to all and a special thanks to Airports of Thailand Public Co Ltd. for their support for the programme!


Marseille Airport upgrades to Level 2 Reduction

07 February 2017

Marseille Airport is making good progress on reducing its carbon footprint - it has successfully upgraded to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Félicitations !


Riga Airport recognised for CO2 inventory

21 November 2018

Latvia's capital city is served by a climate-smart airport too! Riga International Airport just renewed at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Would you like to find out more about their climate action efforts? Here is a useful link


Soekarno-Hatta International Airport becomes accredited at Level 1 Mapping

21 October 2014

A warm welcome to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport for joining Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is now the first certified airport in Indonesia - currently a total of 21 airports in the Asia-Pacific region are participating in the programme. A big well done to all at the airport!


Frankfurt Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

08 February 2017

Join us in congratulating Frankfurt Airport, which renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation!


The only accredited airport in Mexico renews at Level 1

21 November 2018

Tijuana International Airport is the one & only accredited airport in Mexico, with a freshly booked renewal of its Airport Carbon Accreditation certification!  
Currently at Level 1 Mapping, the airport is preparing a sound carbon inventory base to start reducing its emissions! Congratulations on your renewal. 


Paris-Le Bourget Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

31 October 2014

Congratulations to Paris-Le Bourget Airport for renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Bravo Aéroports de Paris!


Budapest Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

10 February 2017

There is no better way to end the week than to announce that Budapest Airport has successfully renewed at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations!


Malmö Airport logs in another milestone towards more sustainable operations

23 November 2018

Malmö Airport, implemented by Swedavia, has just renewed its Neutrality certificate within Airport Carbon Accreditation for the next 3 years! Airports can apply for such a prolonged renewal only if they have achieved a quantified emissions reduction on at least one Scope 3 emissions source, i.e. successfully contributed to reducing the carbon footprint of their partners. And while their certificates are valid for three years, these airports still have, to submit a full carbon footprint on an annual basis, demonstrate emissions reductions and offset their residual emissions. Congratulations to everyone at the airport, pushing CO2 neutral airport operations ahead!


Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport renew at Level 3 Optimisation

31 October 2014

Congratulations to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport for renewing at Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! A big thank you to Aéroports de Paris for their high commitment to addressing their carbon footprint!


Taoyuan International Airport renews at Level 2 Reduction

13 February 2017

Congratulations to Taoyuan International Airport on renewing at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Keep up the good work!


The coveted 0 net emissions

26 November 2018

The number of carbon neutral airports is rising steadily. Since the last edition of AirportCO2 News, another 4 airports reached net zero emissions from their operations. Under Airport Carbon Accreditation, carbon neutrality, as this state is commonly referred to, is when the net carbon dioxide emissions under direct control by the airport operator over an entire year is zero. This is usually achieved if the airport reduces its emissions as much as possible and compensates for any residual emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets. Thanks to their work to achieve this, the total number of airports at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation has risen to 48. 

Chapeau! First carbon neutral group in France

It seems like Côte d’Azur Airports are on a quest to gather all the firsts regarding carbon neutrality in France. The busiest airport in their group, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport was one of the first French airports to join the programme, and 5 years later, in 2016, became the first French airport to achieve Level 3+ Neutrality. 

Now, with the successful upgrades of Cannes-Mandelieu and Saint Tropez airports, the entire group has become the first carbon neutral network of airports in the home country of Voltaire. Since 2015, the group’s airports have significantly reduced their CO2 emissions, thanks to the successful partnership with the Electricité de France (EDF) Group and the signing of a guaranteed 100% French hydraulic electricity purchase contract, which has led to a reduction of 30 to 50% of their total emissions, depending on the airport.

In the future, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport has also decided to convert its fleet of professional vehicles to electric. Its service vehicles will thus be completely renewed by 2020. The airports of Cannes-Mandelieu and Saint Tropez will follow in Nice Airport’s footsteps shortly after.

In order to compensate for the remaining emissions, the airport group offset 1,961 tonnes of CO2 by purchasing Gold Standard carbon credits from the following projects:

-              Africompost in Togo, Cameroun and Madagascar, reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a systematic and controlled treatment of organic waste,

-              Landfill gas project in Santa Marta, Chili, using emissions from the landfill to produce electricity,

-              Rwanda Borehole Project, avoiding greenhouse gas emissions associated to traditional ways of water purification by rehabilitating boreholes.

Norway says ‘No way!’ to carbon

Avinor, the company managing most of Norway’s airports, has recently become well-known for its far-reaching strides in the development of electric planes to serve regional flights between its airports. The group’s CEO Dag Falk-Petersen and Norway’s Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen carried out a successful maiden flight of a two-seater electric plane, while asserting that electric passenger flights on short distances could kick off as early as 2025. In fact, Avinor’s goal is for all Norwegian short-haul aviation to be electrified by 2040 and the company is already playing an active role in achieving this goal. Avinor has established a long-term project for the introduction of electric aircraft in Norwegian aviation. The project is supported by the government, and the other project partners are Widerøe, S.A.S. and the climate foundation ZERO.

Back on the ground, the group is also focused on its ambitious objective to achieve “no fossil greenhouse gas emission from own controllable activities by 2020”. Thanks to their extensive work to reduce and compensate for their carbon footprint, two more airports in Norway have joined the carbon neutral ranks within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Oslo and Trondheim airports which have participated in the programme almost since Day 1 and joined directly at Level 3+ Neutrality, were followed by the upgrading of Bergen and Stavanger in year 9. 

As for the large majority of airports, Avinor’s biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions is the LTO cycle, i.e. emissions from aircraft below 3,000 feet that are landing, taxiing and taking off at the airport. These emissions can be significantly reduced if sustainable aviation fuels are phased in. Under commission from Avinor, SAS, Norwegian and the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries (NHO luftfart), the consultancy Rambøll has studied whether it is possible to establish commercially profitable Norwegian production of sustainable biofuels for aviation. The report concludes that synthetic biofuels could be produced in Norway at competitive prices by 2025. Until then, the group has put imported jet biofuels on offer. At its two busiest airports – Oslo and Bergen – a special blend of jet fuel mixed with biofuels is made available to all aircraft. This development was funneled by the recent decision of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment to oblige the aviation fuel industry to mix 0.5 percent advanced biofuel into jet fuel from 2020 onwards. Up until now, Norway is the first and only country to push for such legislation, which strongly supports the development of the biofuel market. Avinor’s airports stay ahead of the curve in driving this praiseworthy initiative.  

Better guidance on offsetting

Level 3+ Neutrality is the most ambitious accreditation level. To achieve this status an airport must first reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions as much as possible. Then the airport must offset residual emissions that cannot be reduced, alongside scope 3 emissions from staff business travel. 

The credibility of the carbon neutrality status therefore depends on the quality of the offset credits used. To help airports select offsets of high quality, in 2017 ACI EUROPE commissioned a review of offsetting instruments and project types. The study was carried out by the consultancy Ecofys. The findings have been reviewed by the programme Task Force and Advisory Board, which have decided to introduce a more comprehensive guidance on offsetting for Airport Carbon Accreditation, addressing aspects such as offset programmes, project types and vintage. A dedicated guidance document is under development and expected to be completed by end 2018. 

 


New Verifier Webinar

07 November 2014

The next series of the Verifier webinars will take place on Thursday, the 20th November 2014, at 08.30 GMT and at 17.30 GMT. If you are interested in becoming an approved verifier please email the Airport Carbon Accreditation Help Desk.


Naples International Airport upgrades to Level 3 Optimisation

13 February 2017

Thumbs up for Naples International Airport, which upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation! Congratulazioni per questo grande successo!


Farewells and new beginnings in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Advisory Board

26 November 2018

It is time to bid farewell to Professor Callum Thomas from the Manchester Metropolitan University, who has decided to step down from the Airport Carbon Accreditation Advisory Board, having participated in it from its very beginning. He has followed the development of the programme over the span of the last (almost) 10 years and had a hand in its success through the invaluable input that he brought to the Advisory Board. As he retires, we invited him to share his perspective with us in a unique interview, that you can read here

His seat will be taken up by his long-time co-worker and a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University – Christopher Paling. His experti