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European Airports Actively Engaging on Reducing CO2, Despite the Crisis
Date:6/17/2009

This time last year, European airports adopted a landmark environmental resolution, committing to reduce their carbon emissions, with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. This resolution also committed airport trade body ACI EUROPE to develop, within a year, a European-wide accreditation programme allowing airports to make their commitment a reality.

Manchester, UK (PRWEB) June 17, 2009 -- This time last year, European airports adopted a landmark environmental resolution, committing to reduce their carbon emissions, with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. This resolution also committed airport trade body ACI EUROPE to develop, within a year, a European-wide accreditation programme allowing airports to make their commitment a reality.

Today's launch of Airport Carbon Accreditation at the 19th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress taking place in Manchester sees ACI EUROPE deliver on that promise, at a critical time.

Airport Carbon Accreditation will assess and recognise airports' efforts to manage and reduce CO2 emissions within their direct control. It will also take into account collaborative efforts with airlines, air traffic controllers, ground handlers and others on the airport site. Today's launch of the programme - which is voluntary - sees a total of 31 European airports applying for Airport Carbon Accreditation. More applicants are expected in the months ahead.

Comprised of 4 levels of accreditation - Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality, Airport Carbon Accreditation will be administered by leading consultancy WSP Environmental and overseen by an independent advisory board made up of representatives of the ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference), EUROCONTROL, the European Commission.

Dr Yiannis Paraschis, President, For ACI EUROPE and CEO of Athens International Airport said "Today's launch is about turning our commitment to reduce carbon emissions into collective action. The fact that we are doing this in the midst of the worst ever trading conditions speaks volumes about how serious we are about taking on the challenge of climate change. Airport Carbon Accreditation is a genuinely demanding, scientifically robust and institutionally endorsed programme."

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE commented "Until now, there hasn't been a common framework for mapping and reducing carbon emissions on the airport site - which is a uniquely complicated space. The 31 airports signing up today to Airport Carbon Accreditation account for 26% of passenger traffic in Europe - no small beginning."

He added "ACI EUROPE, today is the culmination of two years of hard work, ensuring the credibility of this programme. This is about collectively engaging the European airport community to play its part in addressing the impact of aviation on climate change, alongside the persistent efforts of our industry partners."
               
The full list of airports participating in Airport Carbon Accreditation is as follows:

Aéroports de Paris (Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly) in France.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands.

Athens International Airport in Greece.

Avinor (Oslo, Trondheim/Værnes and Ålesund/Vigra airports) in Norway.

Dublin Airport Authority (Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports) in Ireland.

Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia.

Fraport (Frankfurt-am-Main Airport) in Germany.

LFV Airports (Göteborg, Landvetter, Kiruna, Luleå, Malmö, Ronneby, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma, Umeå, Visby and Åre Östersund airports) in Sweden.

Manchester Airport Group (Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth and Humberside airports) in the UK.

SEA Milan Airports (Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate) in Italy.

TAV (Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, Ankara Esenboa International Airport, 0zmir Adnan Menderes International Airport) in Turkey.

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