Stansted’s environmental credentials have been widely recognised in 2008 – now the UK’s largest airport to be re-accredited with ISO14001 certification, with a leading position for the proportion of passengers using its public transport connections. Dr Andy Jefferson, head of environment, talks about his pledge for continued cooperation within the industry and how the airport is striving to maximise its green performance – set against the challenges of increasing passenger numbers. Louise Driscoll reports.
Geneva International Airport (GVA) is firmly committed to sustainable development. It has, for many years, implemented a series of environmental measures as part of its quality, environmental and safety management system, and in April signed up to the Declaration on climate change at the ATAG Aviation & Environment Summit, which includes a commitment towards carbon neutral growth. Marc Mounier, head of environmental department, outlined the airport’s environmental objectives to 2010. Ross Falconer reports.
Fraport announced plans earlier this year to reduce carbon emissions through a climate protection programme. Louise Driscoll spoke with Dr Peter Marx, Fraport’s vice president of environmental management, about the green strategies being pursued to support its major expansion projects, which will include a new runway and an ‘eco’ terminal.
LFV’s environmental strategy is inextricably linked with its overall business plan. Impressively, the LFV Group already became Climate Neutral in 2005 through the BLICC (Business Leaders Initiative on Climate Change) network. As part of LFV’s business plan to 2011, environmental targets centre on three areas – air quality, noise and rain water. Ross Falconer spoke with Olle Sundin, Managing Director of Regional Airports at LFV, and Kim Stenberg, Environmental Manager.
The 3rd Aviation & Environment Summit was held in Geneva on 22-23 April. It brought together around 450 CEOs, regulators, environmental and communication representatives from across the industry, intensifying joint efforts to limit aviation’s environmental impact. Significantly, industry leaders signed a Declaration on climate change, with a commitment to lead towards carbon neutral growth and a totally sustainable industry. Ross Falconer reports.