Environment

Airports consider the cause and effect equation

Airports consider the cause and effect equation

As the negotiations for a global market-based measure for airline emissions intensify, with all to play for at ICAO in September, we take stock of where airports are in relation to climate change. Seven years on from the launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, initially in Europe, we look at how far things have come and consider what is in store for the future. Report by Inês Rebelo.

State of the environmental challenge in Europe today

State of the environmental challenge in Europe today

By Sharon Mahony, Pan-European Single Sky Directorate / Support to SES-related Policies Unit, EUROCONTROL

Eco-friendly Tesla cabs coming to Heathrow

Eco-friendly Tesla cabs coming to Heathrow

Minicabit is introducing eco-friendly Tesla cabs to Heathrow Airport, and its other partners, as its first step to fulfilling its pledge to ensure 25% of its cab fleet nationwide comprises low and zero emission vehicles by 2020.

The year of going Global

The year of going Global

Ahead of the COP21 Conference in Paris in two months’ time, where a new global climate change agreement is supposed to be reached, Inês Rebelo reports on how the airport industry is actively engaged in curbing climate change.

Heathrow a ‘catalyst of environmental innovation’

Heathrow a ‘catalyst of environmental innovation’

London Heathrow was a double winner at this year’s ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards, securing both the ‘Over 25 million passengers’ award and the ‘Eco-Innovation’ award. That success was quickly followed by the UK Airports Commission’s recommendation for a third runway at Heathrow. The airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye was interviewed by Ross Falconer.