(HONG KONG, 9 December 2021, 1600hrs)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) today unveiled the target and strategy to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2050 at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), with a midpoint target of 55% reduction of absolute emissions by 2035 from a 2018 baseline.

Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of AAHK, said, “Sustainability is at the centre of our long-term development vision. HKIA’s Net Zero Carbon target not only aligns with the Government’s 2050 carbon neutrality target, but also makes us a leading airport in carbon management. Working closely with business partners, we are confident in achieving our carbon reduction targets in tandem with the future capacity and traffic growth at HKIA.”

To achieve the midpoint target, AAHK has formulated a carbon management action plan which aims at the reduction of both direct emissions at the airport and indirect emissions from consumption of electricity and gas. Measures that have already been taken forward to reduce direct emissions include electrification of airside vehicles, a ground services equipment pooling scheme, piloting of renewable diesel, and more. AAHK has also been implementing energy efficiency initiatives that bring down indirect emissions, including installation of LED lighting and energy efficient chillers, as well as development of innovative energy management solutions such as a battery energy storage system, among others.

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