Airport World - Staff Reporter

Europe’s airports continue to target sustainable growth, with 12 gateways today being recognised for achieving either Level 4 or Level 4+ status in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

The airports comprise Basel-Mulhouse Airport in France/Switzerland; Lisbon, Porto, Madeira, Faro, Flores, Porto Santo, Horta, Santa Maria, Ponta Delgada airports in Portugal; and Stockholm Arlanda and Göteborg Landvetter airports in Sweden.

The early adopters of Level 4+ ‘Transition’ status number just 14 worldwide and include Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport in India, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the US, and Rome’s Ciampino and Fiumicino airports.

The recently introduced Levels 4 and 4+ of Airport Carbon Accreditation come with a set of stringent requirements.

These include alignment of an airport’s carbon management with the Paris Agreement, inclusion of additional emissions sources in an airport’s carbon footprint, notably covering all significant operational emissions from third parties including airlines, and enhanced stakeholder engagement geared towards effective partnerships to deliver emissions reductions.

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