Airports addressing their CO2 emissions

Annual Report 2014 - 2015

Airports across the world

A good idea often takes a lot of time and effort to turn it into a reality, but then success breeds success. Our efforts to motivate airports to approach the issue of CO2 emissions and climate change in a collective way began in Europe in 2009. Since then, demand for Airport Carbon Accreditation has grown gradually, but steadily to become something that airports all over the world can now get involved in. This past year has been a banner year in that regard, with the programme launching in North America and Latin America. Click on the buttons below to get a regional breakdown of the airports involved.

EUROPE

This is what is happening in Europe. Our efforts to encourage airports to work collectively on reducing their CO2 emissions began in Europe in June 2009. In the 7 years that has passed since then, the initiative has gone from strength to strength. Each passing year has seen more airports - of all sizes - get involved. By clicking through the timeline, you can see the progress made by many of them, as they moved up a level of accreditation.

Timeline

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • airports mapped their carbon footprints

  • airports actively reduced their CO2 emissions

  • airports reduced their CO2 emissions & engaged others to do so

  • carbon neutral airports

  • of air passenger traffic

Airports europe 2012

ASIA - PACIFIC

This is what is happening in Asia-Pacific. At the end of November 2011, the progress in Europe had created a demand for Airport Carbon Accreditation in Asia-Pacific. Again, it started small, but over the past 5 years, airports all over the region have become involved. A critical mass of participation has been achieved, with over 25% of air passengers in Asia-Pacific travelling through accredited airports.

Timeline

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • airports mapped their carbon footprints

  • airports actively reduced their CO2 emissions

  • airports reduced their CO2 emissions & engaged others to do so

  • carbon neutral airport

  • of air passenger traffic

Airports ASIA - PACIFIC 2012

Africa

In June 2013, Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport became the pioneering airport for our programme in Africa. In this past year, that same airport has moved from mapping its carbon emissions, to actively reducing them. Since then, we have received queries from others, but given the resources required to analyse environmental performance properly, it can take time. More airports are expected to apply in the year ahead.

Timeline

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • airports have mapped their carbon footprints

  • airport has actively reduced its CO2 emissions

  • airports reduced their CO2 emissions & engaged others to do so

  • carbon neutral airports

  • of air passenger traffic

Airports Africa 2012

North America

This is what is happening in North America. Since September 2014, North American and Canadian have been able to participate in Airport Carbon Accreditation and in just 2 years, the momentum has been extraordinary. There are now 20 airports in the programme – here all working to lower the airport industry’s collective carbon footprint. These range from some of the busiest, most iconic North American airports, to smaller regional airports that are enthusiastically embracing environmental innovation.

Timeline

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • airports have mapped their carbon footprints

  • airports actively reduced their CO2 emissions

  • airports reduced their CO2 emissions & engaged others to do so

  • carbon neutral airport

  • of air passenger traffic

Airports North America 2012

Latin America & Caribbean

This is what’s happening in Latin America & Caribbean. In November 2014, Airport Carbon Accreditation became the global standard for carbon management certification, with its extension to airports in Latin America and the Caribbean. Puerto Vallarta International Airport was the pioneering airport in that region, beginning its carbon management journey. Since then, it has progressed up to a higher level of certification and 3 more airports have joined. More are expected to apply in the year ahead.

Timeline

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • airports have mapped their carbon footprints

  • airport actively reduced their CO2 emissions

  • airports reduced their CO2 emissions & engaged others to do so

  • carbon neutral airports

  • of air passenger traffic

Airports Latin America 2012