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Southampton Airport Emissions Reductions Lauded (Int'l. Report)
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Date: 2020-03-20
In the UK, Southampton Airport reports its efforts to minimize its carbon footprint has been recognized at Level 2 Reduction of ACI's Airport Carbon Accreditation. The Airport cut its CO2 emissions per passenger by over 50 pct -- equivalent of 1,250 metric tpy -- from 2015 to 2018.

Southampton Airport is committed to be Net-Zero from operations by 2050 or sooner and has projects in the pipeline to meet its goal.(Source: Southampton Airport, Airport Carbon Accreditation, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: ACI EUROPE, Airport Carbon Accreditation, www.aci.aer

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Munich Awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation (Int'l. Report)
Airport Council International
Date: 2020-02-19
In Germany, Munich Airport reports the Airport Council International (ACI Europe), the umbrella organization of European airports, has again recognized the airport for its continuous efforts to reduce its CO2 emissions.

The Munich Airport reduced its directly attributable CO2 emissions from approximately 3.4 kg per passenger in 2009 to around 2.2 kg per passenger in 2018 -- a drop of 35 pct.

The airport documents its emissions in accordance with the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions.

The airport plans to achieve additional emissions reductions through innovative technologies, without purchasing carbon certificates, and to achieve ACA certified carbon "neutrality" by 2030. (Source: Munich Airports, PR, 18 Feb., 2020) Contact: Munich Airport, Jost Lammers, Pres., CEO, +49 811 5522128,; Airport Council International (ACI Europe), the umbrella organization of European airports, Airport Council International,; Greenhouse Gas Protocol,

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Fifty European Airports Now Carbon Neutral (Int'l. Report)
ACI Europe, Airport Carbon Accreditation
Date: 2019-10-18
In Brussels, the European airport trade group ACI Europe reports European airports are delivering on their commitment to reach 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030 -- a major interim step towards their Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 vision & pledge. With the upgrade of six Lapland Airports to Level 3+ Neutrality of the global CO2 management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation, there are now 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe.

Carbon neutrality is the highest level of carbon management performance under Airport Carbon Accreditation. In order to reach it, airports need to reduce CO2 emissions from those sources under their control as much as possible, and compensate for the remaining residual emissions with investment in high-quality carbon offsets. Carbon neutral airports at Level 3+ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation have to provide evidence of undertaking all the actions required by the programme prior to investing in carbon offsets. (Source: ACI Europe, Travel Daily News, 17 Oct., 2019) (Contact: ACI Europe, Olivier Jankovec, Director General,; Airport Carbon Accreditation,

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Quito Airport Lands Airport Carbon Accreditation (Int'l)
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Date: 2019-08-28
In Ecuador, Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport reports it is Latin America's first international airport to achieve carbon-neutral status in ACI's Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

The Quito airport Operator, Corporacion Quiport, joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme in 2015 and has achieved carbon-neutral status through concrete actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce fuel consumption, increase energy efficiency, improve water management, maintain conservation areas for flora and fauna and more. The Quito Airport's 2018 carbon footprint was calculated at 3,273 tons of CO2 emissions, a 41 pct drop compared to 2014 as the base year (5,534 tons of CO2).

The airport offsets its direct emissions by buying certified carbon credits in sustainable projects including the MANOA REDD+ Project which works to preserve 74,000 hectares of forest in Rondônia State, Brazil. (Source: TASS, World Airport, 27 Aug., 2019) Contact: Airport Carbon Accreditation, +44 845 868 2708,

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Macau Airport Lands Significant Carbon Emissions Cuts (Int'l)
Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme
Date: 2018-07-11
The Macau International Airport (MIA) reports it has cut its 2017 carbon emissions by 28.7 pct from its 2012 emissions levels.

As a participant in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme MIA devised a five-year Carbon Management Plan for better energy efficiency, fuel efficiency and waste management, setting a 20 pct reduction target for aircraft movement emissions in 2018 from 2012 levels.

The airport landed higher than expected emissions reductions by replacing conventional lighting units with LED lighting, replacing its vehicle fleet with environmentally friendly vehicles, upgrading its baggage handling system, installing "green" walls, performing energy audits to track and reduce electricity consumption and the recycling of food waste. (Source: Macau International Airport, Macau News Agency, 9 July, 2018) Contact: Macau International Airport,; Airport Carbon Accreditation, +44 845 868 2708,

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Airport Carbon Accreditation Participation Taking Off (Ind. Repot)
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Date: 2017-10-25
ACI World reports that with 36 new applications to Airport Carbon Accreditation and more airports reaching a higher level of certification within the programme 201 airports are participating in Airport Carbon Accreditation: 27 in North America, 8 in Latin America; 118 in Europe; 10 in Afrca and 38 in Asia-pacific. From May 2016 to May 2017, accredited airports collectively reducing the CO2 emissions under their direct control by 202,184 tonnes of CO2.

With four levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management -- Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality -- the Airport Carbon Accreditation program is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed and supported by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission (EC). (Source: Climate Neutral Now, Advance, 19 Oct., 2017) Contact: Airport Carbon Accreditation Program, +44 845 868 2708,,

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Austin-Bergstrom Earns Airport Carbon Accreditation (Ind. Report)
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Date: 2017-10-11
In the Lone Star State, The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport reports it has joined the Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Airport Carbon Accreditation program and has been recognized for its efforts to manage and reduce carbon (CO2) emissions. Presently 27 North American airports are recognized by ACI's international carbon accreditation program.

To receive ACI's Level 1 accreditation the Austin airport: created and published an official environmental policy; calculated the carbon footprint for the airport developing a base year following ACI's methodology; and enlisted a third party to verify the calculations.

Other carbon reduction initiatives include: using 100 percent Green Choice Energy – Wind power; cutting fossil fuels consumption and converting to electric vehicles; sing Green Seal products such as water based paints and cleaning products; developing recycling and waste management programs; and using energy efficient construction, renovation and engineering designs. Source: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Oct 5, 2017) Contact: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport,; Airport Carbon Accreditation,

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Helsinki Airport Recognizes for Carbon Neutrality (Int'l Report)
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Date: 2017-08-07
In Finland, the Helsinki airport reports it is now the 34th fully carbon-neutral airport in the world and has been awarded international Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certification. The ACA program supports airports in their environmental efficiency drive to meet aviation industry emissions standards.

To achieve carbon neutrality, the airport uses renewable-biodiesel fuel in vehicles operating at the airport. It has also installed the largest airport solar power plant in the Nordic area, and other energy efficiency, low-carbon features that have delivered almost $130,000 per year in energy cost savings. (Source: Helsinki International Airport, August 3, 2017) Contact: Helsinki International Airport, +358 200 14636,; Airport Carbon Accreditation,

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Portuguese Airports ACI Carbon Accreditation Raised (Int'l Report)
Airport Carbon Accreditation ,Airports Council International
Date: 2017-04-12
The Airports Council International (ACI) reports it has upgraded Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, the Porto Santo Airport, and eight others to the second level 'Reduction' of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA). All ten airports have taken measures to reduce the corresponding carbon footprint to ensure a cleaner and sustainable environment.

In 2015, the ANA Airports of Portugal were successful in reducing their carbon emissions by 15 pct compared to the average of the three years from 2012 to 2014. An initiative of the ACI, the ACA programme helps airports across the globe manage their carbon emissions. (Source: Airports Council International,, 10 April, 2017) Contact: Airports Council International,; Airport Carbon Accedidation,

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