Setting a good example: Airport Carbon Accreditation in the UNFCCC Global Climate Action Yearbook 2018

March 18, 2019

 As the concerted climate action by airports gains momentum with 262 participants to date, the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme received a special recognition from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a key enabler of this unprecedented movement. The programme was included as the only case study from the transport sector in the second edition of the UNFCCC’s Global Climate Action Yearbook 2018

This publication, produced under the guidance of the UNFCCC High Level Champions, reflects the range of current climate initiatives from non-governmental stakeholders and brings key messages to the international community to encourage a higher level of climate ambition on the national level. 

The Publication was launched on the 6th December 2018, at a side event happening in parallel with the two-week long marathon of climate change negotiations between the signatory countries at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland. 

In order to give the Yearbook a suitable inauguration, speakers from all levels of governments, the private sector and civil society were invited to take stock of progress towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Airports Council International was represented by Marina Bylinsky, Head of Sustainability at the European office of the organisation. The discussion was animated by Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Leader of WWF’s Climate & Energy Practice, with the panelists coming from: the European Commission, WE MEAN BUSINESS, as well as the UNFCCC High Level Climate Champions: Special Envoy, Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow, and Hon. Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, the Minister of Defense and National Security of Fiji, who also supervised the creation of the publication. To watch the on-demand streaming from the event click here

We would like to express a special word of thanks to Galapagos Ecological Airport in Ecuador and Nadi International Airport in Fiji, for providing the necessary material for the case study to be completed. 

You can read the full version of the case study here