Overwhelming scientific evidence supports the fact that the Earth’s climate is changing due to rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. How seriously do airports around the world take the threats that are predicted to come with rising temperatures?
This is a global challenge requiring a global response and airports recognise that they must play an important part of global climate action. While airport emissions account for 2% of the total global 2-3% from aviation, airports have been taking active steps to address the environmental impact of operations for decades as a key part of the aviation industry. Just recently, ACI World with support from their membership and partners established a world decarbonisation goal that airports at a global level can commit to to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and urge governments to provide the necessary support in this endeavour. The long-term carbon goal is a crucial component of the aviation industry’s contribution towards this global effort in mitigating the effects of climate change.