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.
Birmingham Airport has become one of the first in the UK to install fast charging points for electric vehicles. These allow 35 different models of electric and plug-in hybrid cars to recharge in 20-30 minutes, further enhancing Birmingham Airport’s commitment to environmental efficiency.
Venice Marco Polo Airport’s setting in the vicinity of the Venetian Lagoon means that it must take a unique approach to its environmental sustainability. Having recently attained a Level 3+ Neutrality certification in ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation, Davide Bassano, Environment Health Development Director, explained to Airport Business how the airport manages the coexistence of a delicate ecosystem and modern technology.
Bristol Airport has taken delivery of its first 100% electric powered vehicle for use by its in-house IT team. It is one of several initiatives the airport will be progressing over the next 12 months in recognition of Bristol’s status as European Green Capital.