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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), EUROCONT
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