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

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.  

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


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! 

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. 

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!  

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! 

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! 

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!

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.

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: 

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. 

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 

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: 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!

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! 

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! 

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. 

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 changeCollective reduction of more than 347,000 tonnes of CO2 achieved in the past year48 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:  

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! 

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!