Airport Sustainability

Airports have long been addressing sustainability issues, from noise, air quality, biodiversity and water management to more global environmental issues – particularly the aviation industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. On carbon emissions, ACI EUROPE has already taken the lead. Established in Europe in June 2009, the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme has become the global certification standard for the airport industry’s response to the challenges of climate change. ACI EUROPE believes in the imperative to address three sustainability dimensions – social, economic and environmental. With this in mind, in June 2019, the association launched a Sustainability Strategy for Airports, the first ever systematic approach to sustainability at airports and practical guidance on how to achieve it. As part of this Sustainability Strategy, European airports committed through ACI EUROPE to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions for operations under their control at the latest by 2050.

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