[April 26, 2016 – Hong Kong] Asia-Pacific airports gathered in Gold Coast, Australia on April 19, 2016 to celebrate the Airport Carbon Accreditation’s 5th year in the region.
The ceremony, namely “Airport Carbon Accreditation – fifth year in Asia-Pacific Celebration” was one of the highlights of the 11th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, which was held from April 18 – 20, 2016. Commenting on the anniversary, Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific said, “Five years ago, Airport Carbon Accreditation, originally introduced by ACI Europe, was extended to the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, we have embarked on the journey towards carbon neutrality with our members. Today, we are proud to have 31 Asia-Pacific airports accredited at various levels of the program, representing more than 26% of passenger traffic in the region. I encourage more members to join the 155 airports worldwide to become Airport Carbon Accredited and demonstrate our airports’ dedication to sustainable growth.”
Asia-Pacific airports gathered in Gold Coast to celebrate Airport Carbon Accreditation's fifth year in ACI Asia-Pacific.
Also at the ceremony, airports recently accredited or upgraded under the programme were presented with Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates to recognize their initiatives and achievements in carbon reduction. Airports receiving certificates at the ceremony include:
Level 3, Optimization:
Level 2, Reduction:
Level 1, Mapping:
Airports recently accredited or upgraded under the programme were presented with Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates at the 11th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is institutionally-endorsed by ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) and EUROCONTROL (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation) and is overseen by an independent Advisory Board including representatives of the European Commission, ECAC, EUROCONTROL, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and Manchester Metropolitan University. Independently administered by leading global sustainability consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, it has established itself as the airport industry’s global standard for carbon management.
The 31 Asia-Pacific airports currently certified by the programme are as follows:
Level 3, Optimisation:
Adelaide Airport, Australia
Brisbane International Airport, Australia
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India
Gimpo International Airport, Republic of Korea
Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
Incheon Airport, Republic of Korea
Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
Kaohsiung International Airport, Chinese Taipei
Kempegowda International Airport, India
Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan
Level 2, Reduction:
Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand
Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
Dubai World Central, United Arab Emirates
Hat Yai International Airport, Thailand
Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia
Macau International Airport, Macau
Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, Thailand
Parafield Airport, Australia
Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates
Sunshine Coast Airport, Australia
Suvarnabumi Airport, Thailand
Sydney Airport, Australia
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Chinese Taipei
Level 1, Mapping:
Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates
Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain
Hamad International Airport, Qatar
Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia
Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia
Sihanoukville International Airport, Cambodia
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia
These airports welcomed over 629 million passengers in 2013 according to ACI Annual World Airport Traffic Report, representing almost 26% of the total air passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. For more information about Airport Carbon Accreditation, visit http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org.
About Airports Council International Asia-Pacific
ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 101 members operating 574 airports in 48 countries in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.
As the only global trade association of the world’s airports, ACI represents airports’ interests with governments and international organizations, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. In 2014, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 2.48 billion passengers and 46.3 million tonnes of cargo.
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