Nouméa La Tontouta Airport moves up a level!

21 February 2019

The only accredited airport in New Caledonia has just moved up a level in carbon management! Nouméa La Tontouta Airport is now actively reducing its CO2 emissions at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations & well done on the hard work done to limit the impact of the airport's operations on the Climate!

Read more (in French) here.  

20 accredited airports in LAC as Cibao Airport joins the programme!

13 February 2019

Cibao International Airport in the Dominican Republic is the 20th airport in Latin America & the Caribbean to become part of Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport's ambitious Climate Action has been recognised with a Level 2 Reduction certificate. That's a first in the country! Congratulations! 

Cornwall Airport Newquay is back on board with Airport Carbon Accreditation

06 February 2019

Cornwall Airport Newquay has achieved Level 1 of Airport Carbon Accreditation, in a bid to mitigate the impact of their operations on the Climate! Keep it up :). 

All 6 AERODOM airports renew their certification!

06 February 2019

We are delighted to confirm that the 6 accredited airports in the Dominican Republic, owned by VINCI Airports, have successfully renewed their Level 1 Mapping certification. Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Samaná El Catey International (AZS), La Isabela International (JBQ), María Montez International (BRX) and Arroyo Barril (EPS) airports are busy with mapping their carbon footprint, in the meantime already engaging in advanced climate action initiatives, like solar parks planted at their premises. We keep our fingers crossed for your journey to carbon neutrality! 

Read more here about AERODOM's actions (in Spanish) here.  

Cambodia Airports renews their certification

29 January 2019

It was a record year in passenger traffic for Cambodia Airports, operated by VINCI Airports! At the same time, their engagement on the Climate front didn't falter even the slightest bit! Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanouk Airports renewed their Level 1 Mapping Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates. 35 airports owned or operated by VINCI Airports worldwide are part of the movement! 

Carrasco International Airport goes a level higher

28 January 2019

The only accredited airport in Uruguay, Carrasco International Airport, has made it all the way to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. To give an example of their Climate Action: most recently, the airport made the headlines with the opening of a brand new, 0.5 MW photo-voltaic plant at its premises. In its first stage, the solar plant occupies a one hectare plot at entrance of the terminal and consists of 1,540 photo-voltaic panels distributed in seven rows from north to south. Its metal structure has state-of-the-art solar tracking technology, which allows the movement of the panels during the day and a 30% improvement from the sun’s energy to traditional fixed panels. Read more about it here

We keep our fingers crossed for the airport's journey to carbon neutrality!  

Düsseldorf Airport renews at Level 3 Optimisation

25 January 2019

Congratulations to Düsseldorf Airport for renewing their Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 3 Optimisation! The German airport is hard at work to reduce the emissions from their operations and engage their business partners to do the same. Read more about their Climate Action (in German) here

Australia's Brisbane Airport is one step away from carbon neutrality

24 January 2019

Brisbane Airport has just achieved a successful renewal within Airport Carbon Accreditation! The Aussie airport is just one step away from the coveted CO2 neutrality. Congratulations on your renewed Level 3 Optimisation certificate! 

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport renews at Level 3+ Neutrality

23 January 2019

The first airport to ever reach Neutrality in India and in the broader Asia-Pacific region has just renewed their accreditation for another year! Even though years pass, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, serving the city of Hyderabad, keeps it fresh with their Level 3+ Neutrality certificate within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations! 

Kelowna Airport joins the programme!

23 January 2019

We are delighted to reveal that Kelowna International Airport in Canada started Mapping its CO2 footprint within Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport joined the community of now 13 climate-smart airports in the country of maple syrup ;). Congratulations to everyone involved! 

Global climate action effort now counts over 250 airports, 49 operated by carbon neutral companies

22 January 2019

• 259 airports now actively engaged in addressing their impact on Climate change

• Airport operators of 49 airports worldwide are carbon neutral

• Naples Airport become the 40th in Europe to run by a carbon neutral airport operator

22 January 2019:  Following last month’s COP24 UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, Airports Council International today provided an update on the latest developments among the community of 259 airports currently in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation

Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented “Following the conclusions of the IPCC Special Report and COP24, the need to address the escalating threat of Climate change is ever more urgent – that means all hands on deck. This isn’t a time for cynicism - it is a time for raising awareness and driving collaborative action. The airport industry’s work through the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme is an example of global private sector engagement in climate action – now with 259 airports on board. 167 of those are actively reducing their emissions, 102 of them have also engaged others on the airport site to get involved and 49 are running carbon neutral airport operations. 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.” 

The latest airport operator to become carbon neutral is Aeroporto di Napoli in Italy. After gradually making its way through the different levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation, demonstrating the CO2 reduction it has made on-site and the engagement of aviation partners, it has invested in Gold Standard offsets to address its remaining residual emissions.  

Armando Brunini, CEO of Aeroporto di Napoli said “Running an airport is a complex business – there are lots of stakeholders and many collaborations and partnerships that need to be fostered and maintained, if real efficiency gains are to be achieved. Our journey to this moment - from initially mapping our carbon emission sources, to reducing our emissions, engaging other companies on the airport site to get involved and now becoming carbon neutral – have benefited from the framework, guidance and rigour of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. We in the airport business compete with each other on so many fronts: attracting airlines to set up new routes, attracting passengers, being the first to embrace the latest innovation and more. With Climate change now an urgent priority, it’s only fitting that we should seek to exceed expectations on this too – as a way of motivating even more climate action within the airport industry and the wider air transport sector.” 


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).   


The following airports recently moved up to Level 3 ‘Optimisation’, by stepping up their activities from reducing their own carbon emissions, to also engaging other companies on the airport site to reduce their emissions: Narita International Airport, Kansai & Osaka Airports (Japan), Taoyuan International Airport (Taiwan), Quito Mariscal Sucre Airport (Ecuador), Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport (Romania), Larnaca & Paphos Airports (Cyprus) and Lapland Airports (Enontekio, Ivalo, Kemi Tornio, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaneimi in Finland). 

Airports recently successfully moved up to Level 2 ‘Reduction’ include Noumea la Tontouta (New Caledonia), Salahah Airport (Oman) as well as Dinard Bretagne and Rennes Bretagne (France) as these airports progressed from moving mapping their carbon emissions, to actively reducing them. 


Around the world, several airports have become Airport Carbon Accredited for the first time. Kobe Airport in Japan at Level 2 ‘Reduction’; Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in China at Level 1 ‘Mapping’ and the 4 airports of the Airports Authority of India also at Level 1 ‘Mapping’ (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport; Bhubaneswar Biji Patnail Airport; Varanasi Lal Bhadaur Shastri Airport and Trivandrum International Airport). In Europe, La Réunion Roland Garros Airport joined at Level 2 Reduction and Cornwall Airport Newquay in the UK rejoined the programme at Level 1 Mapping. 

In the Americas Kelowna International Airport, Pisco Airport and Salvador Bahia International all became accredited for the first time at Level 1 Mapping. 

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. To help airport operators select high quality offsets, a dedicated guidance document on offsetting has just been released by the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. 



Dublin & Cork airports continue to reduce their emissions!

21 January 2019

Dublin and Cork airports have successfully renewed their accreditation at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This means that each airport has compiled an independently verified carbon footprint and succeeded in reducing their overall emissions and carbon footprint over the past number of years. Keep up the good work! 

1st airport to ever get accredited in Turkey renews!

18 January 2019

Turkey's first Airport Carbon Accredited airport back in 2010, just renewed their certificate at the highest level of the programme. Congratulations to Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport for their successful renewal at Level 3+ Neutrality. Carbon management at its best! 

Montréal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport renews their Level 3 accreditation

18 January 2019

We are delighted to confirm that Montréal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport, operated by Aéroport de Montréal, achieved a successful renewal at the second to highest level of carbon management within the Airport Carbon Accreditation framework. The airport is engaged in many carbon-reducing initiatives, including an award-winning thermal plant, an energy efficiency showcase. Read more about their work here

Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino renew as carbon neutral!

16 January 2019

Both airports serving the capital of Italy, Rome, reached the highest level in Airport Carbon Accreditation - carbon neutrality!

Budapest Airport - the sole airport on top of Climate Action in their region

16 January 2019

Budapest Airport is still the only carbon neutral airport in Central and Eastern Europe! We are delighted to confirm that the airport has secured a renewal of their Level 3+ Neutrality certificate within Airport Carbon Accreditation, as one of the 40 airports in Europe, run by a carbon neutral operator. 

Budapest Airport received the carbon neutral accreditation for 2019 as well, primarily due to a series of energy-saving measures. Among other things, the company achieved that electric vehicles are used in more and more areas also by other companies operating at the airport, enhanced the heat insulation of several hangars and other buildings, and optimized its water network and water consumption. In addition, Budapest Airport also purchased so-called carbon credits produced by a Chinese wind power station project, thereby contributing to the international struggle against climate change.  Learn more here

New arrival in China!

15 January 2019

ACI Asia-Pacific airports have been particularly active taking Climate Action within Airport Carbon Accreditation these past couple of weeks! This time we are welcoming a new airport in China. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in the province of Henan joined the programme at Level 1 Mapping. 恭喜!

Frankfurt Airport renews their Level 3

15 January 2019

Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport in Germany, but also one of the greenest runways to land on or fly away from in the country! Taking climate action at the second to highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, Frankfurt Airport just renewed their Level 3 Optimisation certificate. Our compliments!

Puerto Vallarta Airport renews their Level 2 accreditation

09 January 2019

It's always a reason to celebrate when Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the 1st airport to ever join the programme in Latin America & the Caribbean, renews its accreditation! We are delighted to confirm that the airport, implemented by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, has met all the necessary requirements to renew at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Let's keep on reducing the carbon intensity of airport operations! 

Brazil's Salvador Bahia Intl Airport joins the programme

09 January 2019

Brazil's Salvador Bahia International Airport is the 19th Latin American airport to become accredited in the programme! The airport operated by VINCI Airports fulfilled all the necessary requirements to enter the programme at Level 1 Mapping. Congratulations to everyone involved!