At the initiative of the International Council of Airports (ACI), 194 European airports undertook not to emit carbon dioxide by 2050, and Budapest Airport, which operates the Budapest Airport Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
According to ACI’s Wednesday announcement to MTI, the draft adopted at the Limassol Annual General Meeting was signed by 194 airports in 24 European countries, handling 62.5 percent of European passenger traffic last year. If all airports meet their commitments, they can spend less than 3.46 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year on the atmosphere – read the report.
The organization currently has a program that encourages the use of carbon-neutral operation, with airports reducing their carbon footprint and neutralizing emissions by purchasing quota. At the same time, the new system will no longer be neutralized, airports will have to be zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
There are currently three airports in Europe that meet this criterion, and Lulea, Ronneby and Visby airports are not already emitting carbon into the atmosphere, but the operator, Swedavia, plans to have a 26-million-tonne Stockholm-Arlanda airport. By 2022 according to ACI. So far in Europe, Amsterdam-Schipol, Eindhoven and Copenhagen-Kastrup International Airports have undertaken to move to zero emission by 2030.
In addition to the initiative, the Council asked all the aviation industry to start to set the conditions for carbon-free operation, as only in this way can the goals of the Paris Climate Convention be achieved.