At the ACI Europe/ World Annual Congress and Exhibition 2013 which was held from 10-12 June, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, the three airports were presented with certificates in recognition of their achievements at Level 1, ‘Mapping’ level of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific congratulates the newly certified airports and said, “I am pleased to welcome another three airports being accredited under the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme. These three airports are the pioneers in their countries as they are the very first airports in Australia and in Jordan to become airport carbon accredited. I look forward to welcoming more airports in our region taking this necessary step to manage their carbon emissions.”
Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only institutionally endorsed programme specifically designed for the airport industry that independently assesses and recognises airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions. Participating airports can be certified at 4 progressive levels of accreditation as follows: ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimisation’, and ‘Neutrality’.
Accredited Asia-Pacific airports include:
Level 1, Mapping: Abu Dhabi International Airport
Changi Airport, Singapore
Parafield Airport, Adelaide
Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan
Suvarnabumi International Airport, Bangkok
Level 2, Reduction: Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
Level 3, Optimisation: Hong Kong International Airport
Airport Carbon Accreditation was first launched by ACI Europe in 2009. In November 2011, the programme received support from ICAO and was extended to the Asia-Pacific region. Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent programme administered by WSP Environment & Energy, an international consultancy appointed to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports. The administration of the programme is overseen by an independent Advisory Board. Airports must have carbon footprints independently verified in accordance with ISO14064 (Greenhouse Gas Accounting). Evidence of this must be provided to the administrator together with all claims regarding carbon management processes which must also be independently verified.
For more information about Airport Carbon Accreditation, please visit the website: http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org.