Airport World - Joe Bates

Airport World reports on a handful of sustainability news stories making headlines across the world this summer.

The aviation industry says progress towards a long-term climate goal for the global air transport sector took a significant step forward at July’s High-level Meetings in Montréal organised by ICAO to reach an agreement on a Long-term Aspirational Goal (LTAG) for CO2 emissions reductions, aligned with the Paris Agreement 1.5°C goal and the industry objective of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Airport International Group (AIG) has announced that Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport has become the first gateway in the Middle East and one of only 21 in the world to achieve Level 4+ ‘Transition’ status in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

Boston Logan operator, Massport, has received a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to support its plans to facilitate the transition to more electric vehicles (EVs).

Brisbane Airport (BNE) has announced its intention to become a net-zero gateway by 2025 – 25 years earlier than previously intended.

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