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Dynamic, environmentally active Asia-Pacific Airports highlighted at Airport Carbon Accreditation Certificate Presentation Ceremony

May 31, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Six Asia-Pacific airports were honored in Seoul as they were presented with Airport Carbon AccreditationCertificates at the ACI Asia-Pacific/ ACI World Annual General Assembly held today.

Airports receiving certificates today at the ceremony include:

Level 3, Optimisation:     Incheon Airport, Republic of Korea

Level 2, Reduction:         Kaohsiung International Airport, Chinese Taipei

Macau International Airport, Macau

Suvarnabumi Airport, Thailand

Level 1, Mapping:    Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Sydney Airport, Australia

In congratulating the accredited airports, Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific said, “Airport Carbon Accreditation was extended to the Asia-Pacific region of ACI in November 2011 from ACI Europe and recently it was also extended to the Africa region. Now sixteen airports are currently accredited and these airports are continuing their efforts in carbon emissions management and working towards carbon neutrality. I must congratulate these airports for they are willing to go above and beyond the norm in reducing and managing their carbon emissions.”

Airport Carbon Accreditation is institutionally-endorsed by ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) and EUROCONTROL (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation) and is overseen by an independent Advisory Board including representatives of the European Commission, ECAC, EUROCONTROL, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Independently administered by leading global sustainability consultancy WSP, it has established itself as the airport industry’s global standard for carbon management.

 

In Europe, 82 airports in 24 countries are currently certified at one of the 4 available levels of certification (‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimisation’ and ‘Neutrality’), including 16 that are carbon neutral. Combined with the certification of 16 airports in the Asia-Pacific region of ACI and 1 airport in ACI Africa’s region, the programme now comprises 99 certified airports, including some of the best-known and renowned airport brands in the world.

The sixteen Asia-Pacific airports currently certified by the programme are as follows

Level 3, Optimisation:     Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

Incheon Airport, Republic of Korea

Indira Gandhi International Airport, India

Kempegowda International Airport, India

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India

Level 2, Reduction:         Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India

Kaohsiung International Airport, Chinese Taipei

Macau International Airport, Macau

Suvarnabumi Airport, Thailand

Level 1, Mapping:           Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Adelaide Airport, Australia

Parafield Airport, Australia

Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan

Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Sunshine Coast Airport, Australia

Sydney Airport, Australia

These airports welcome over 315 million passengers a year, representing 18.5% of the total air passenger traffic in the region.

For more information about Airport Carbon Accreditation, visit http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org.

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