Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent programme administered by WSP, an international consultancy appointed by ACI EUROPE to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis. The administration of the programme is overseen by an Advisory Board.
In November 2011, Airport Carbon Accreditation was extended to Asia-Pacific, in cooperation with ACI Asia-Pacific. In June 2013, the programme was extended to Africa in cooperation with ACI Africa.
Airport Carbon Accreditation took off in North America and in November 2014 the programme went global with its extension to airports in Latin America and the Caribbean.
About ACI EUROPE
ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International (ACI), the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. Based in Brussels, Belgium, ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 46 European countries. Their members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe: 2.5 billion passengers, 20.7 million tonnes of freight and 25.7 million aircraft movements in 2019. In response to the Climate Emergency, in June 2019 ACI EUROPE's members committed to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions for operations under their control by 2050, without offsetting. www.aci-europe.org
About ACI ASIA-PACIFIC
ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 114 members operating 603 airports in 49 countries/ territories in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East. In 2019, ACI Asia-Pacific airports handled 3.8 billion passengers and 55.8 million tonnes of cargo. www.aci-asiapac.aero
About ACI AFRICA
ACI Africa is the international association of African airports and was established as a region of ACI in 1991 in conformity with ACI World Statutes. ACI Africa is self-governing under its own Statutes and internal procedures. ACI Africa, the Voice of African Airports, has as prime objective to advance the interests of African airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations on the African continent with the support of ACI World.
As of end March 2020, ACI Africa is composed of 67 members from 53 countries managing more than 260 airports and of 44 business partners. In 2019, ACI Africa member airports handled 228 million passengers and 2.52 million metric tons of cargo. www.aci-africa.aero
About ACI North America
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. www.airportscouncil.org
About ACI Latin America & Caribbean
ACI Latin America-Caribbean (ACI-LAC) represents the interests of airport operators in Latin American and the Caribbean. Founded in 1991, its primary objective is to promote cooperation among airport members and other air transport and civil aviation industry stakeholders. Through this cooperation, ACI-LAC provides support for a secure, stable, efficient and environmentally sustainable airport system. Currently, ACI-LAC has over 70 members operating more than 250 airports in 37 countries and territories from the Latin American and Caribbean region. www.aci-lac.aero
WSP is the independent Administrator of Airport Carbon Accreditation. As such, it accredits the airports under the programme, provides administrative and secretariat services and advises applicant airports through the accreditation process. WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms. WSP are technical experts and strategic advisors, and provide services to transfrom the built environment and restore the natural one, in areas including environmental and climate remediation, urban and transport planning, sustainable transport networks and stratefies, airport sustainability, carbon management and energy planning and management. www.wsp.com