ACI Europe reaffirms its commitment to “net zero” in 2050

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A total of 324 airports in 38 European countries have now committed to this goal reaffirmed in a resolution, representing 76% of the continent’s passenger traffic.

Four years on after ACI Europe released a resolution to achieve “net zero” by 2050 at its 29th Annual Congress and General Assembly on June 26, 2019, the European branch of Airports Council International (ACI) reaffirmed this resolution when it held its 33rd Annual Congress and General Assembly on June 27.

132 platforms will be carbon neutral by 2030

At present, a total of 324 airports in 38 European countries have committed to this “net zero” objective, which represent 76% of the continent’s passenger traffic. Since the last count, dated June 2022, 57 airports have signed the ACI Europe resolution. 48 airports have even brought forward the target date for reaching “net zero”. 132 European airport hubs have now committed to reaching “net zero” by 2030 or even earlier. This group of airports includes in particular: Swedavia AB (10 airports in Sweden, which have been carbon neutral since 2020), ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal/VINCI Airports (Beja, Madeira, Ponta Delgada, which are aiming for neutrality this year), l Toulon-Hyères Airport (VINCI Airports, 2023), Athens International Airport and Finavia Corporation (20 airports in Finland) aiming for 2025, Lyon Airports and Porto Santo Airport (2026), Reunion Airport Roland -Garros (2028), Port of Jersey Airport and Harbors Group (2029). Finally, the following list of airports plan to achieve carbon neutrality in 2030: Aarhus Airport, Marseille-Provence Airport, Aeroporti di Roma (two airports in Italy), Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi in Bologna, Aéroports de Lyon (Lyon-Bron) , Aeroportos de Portugal/VINCI Airports (six airports in Portugal, including Lisbon), Avinor (44 airports in Norway), Billund Airport, Bristol International Airport, Brussels Airport Company, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Copenhagen Airports, Edinburgh Airport, Eindhoven Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Farnborough Airport, Flughafen Memmingen, Gatwick Airport (VINCI Airports), Groningen Airport Elde, Groupe ADP (Orly and Le Bourget), Isavia (Icelandic airports), Leeds Bradford International, London City Airport, Port Lotniczy Lodz , Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Royal Schiphol Group, SEA Aeroporti di Milano Linate and Malpensa, SAVE (Venice Airport), Côte d’Azur Airports Company (3 airports in France), Luxembourg Airport Company, Tallinn Airport , TORP Sandefjord Airport, VINCI Airports (nine airports in France including Nantes-Atlantique).

A roadmap to achieve neutrality

The reaffirmation of the ACI Europe Resolution now implies that airports that commit to the “net zero” objective for 2050, set up a roadmap within the year to achieve it.

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