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!  


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! 


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!  


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! 


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.”