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