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Airport Carbon Accreditation
 

Following the Paris Agreement in 2015 and the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) commitment to curb aviation emissions, it is now essential that airports clearly demonstrate their commitment and take concrete, visible action to improve their energy management and reduce emissions.

The voluntary ACA program, created by Airport Council International (ACI)

allows airports to publicly demonstrate their willingness to decrease their environmental impact. By understanding the sources of emissions, and by managing and reducing them, the program also increases the airport profitability as well as promoting its green credentials.

In an era of environmental engagements and consciousness, it is vital for an airport to show the community its commitment to tackle global warming. Getting a globally recognized and independently verified accreditation such as ACA will make the airport gain recognition from their peers and the public for their commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.

The voluntary ACA program, created by Airport Council International (ACI)

allows airports to publicly demonstrate their willingness to decrease their environmental impact. By understanding the sources of emissions, and by managing and reducing them, the program also increases the airport profitability as well as promoting its green credentials.

In an era of environmental engagements and consciousness, it is vital for an airport to show the community its commitment to tackle global warming. Getting a globally recognized and independently verified accreditation such as ACA will make the airport gain recognition from their peers and the public for their commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.

Created in 2009, ACA is a voluntary program designed for airports to help them understand, contain, reduce and offset their carbon dioxide emissions. It takes place in four different levels: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, and Neutrality.

Mapping: To reach the first level, the airport has to determine its “operational boundary”, and the emissions sources within that boundary, for Scope 1 and Scope 2. Then, it has to calculate for the previous year the carbon emissions and compile a carbon footprint report.

Reduction: To achieve Level 2 accreditation, the airport has to, in addition to meeting the requirements of Mapping, provide evidence of effective carbon management procedures, including target settings. Finally, it has to show a reduction in the carbon footprint for three consecutive years.

Optimisation: To achieve Level 3 accreditation, the airport has to, in addition to meeting the requirements of Reduction, include the Scope 3 emissions in its carbon footprint calculation.

Neutrality: To achieve Level 3+ accreditation, the airport has to, in addition to meeting the requirements of Optimisation, the airport has to offset its remaining Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions to show its commitment to achieving carbon neutral operations for all direct emissions and indirect emissions over which the airport has control, using internationally recognised offsets.

Envisa can help airports organise, plan and prepare for accreditation. We have a highly experienced team of multidisciplinary environmental consultants and project managers who have been working in the aviation industry for many years. From defining the organisational boundaries of the study, to computing the carbon dioxide emissions from all sources, our team has accompanied many airports around the world with the accreditation process at all levels, from Mapping (Level 1) to Neutrality (Level 3+).

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