At the 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress & General Assembly in Cyprus,  Airports Council International Europe unveiled a resolution formally committing the European airport industry to become net zero for carbon emissions under its control by 2050, at the latest.  Jean Baptiste Pouzet, Tom Duffy and Adam Levy  represented ADB SAFEGATE at the event in Limassol to discuss the industry challenges related to sustainability with airports and airlines.

Resolution committing European airport industry to become net zero for carbon emissions by 2050

LIMASSOL. Recently ADB SAFEGATE participated in the 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress & Assembly in Cyprus,  for three days of networking, conference sessions and an exhibition, all focused on the growth and enhancement of our industry. The event theme was Transform or Die – Airports & the Sustainability Challenge.

At the 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress & General Assembly in Cyprus, the airport trade body unveiled a resolution formally committing the European airport industry to become net zero for carbon emissions under its control by 2050, at the latest. With this commitment, Europe’s airports are responding to the climate emergency – and acting upon the latest scientific evidence presented by the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. This commitment comes alongside a call for the entire aviation sector to develop a joint ambition & initial roadmap towards a net zero carbon emissions air transport system. This is needed to supplement the significant efforts already being made by the aviation sector under ICAO’s Basket of Measures, including CORSIA.

Tom Duffy, from ADB SAFEGATE’s Americas office, who serves as Chair for the ACI World Business Partners Advisory Board in 2019, where he leads the Advisory Board in its efforts to create opportunities and drive interaction to maximize the value of membership for World Business Partners and ACI airport members from all regions, was there together with ADB SAFEGATE´s Jean-Baptiste Pouzet and Adam Levy  to represent the company  and to discuss industry challenges related to sustainability with airports and airlines visiting our stand and demonstrated how our solutions can create more sustainable operations.

Sustainable practices and technology advances are key ingredients in an upwards spiral

Making airports operate in a greener way has been the leitmotif for airport operators for many years. On one hand, the community demands airports decrease their environmental impact on surrounding neighbourhoods, and on the other hand, communities need well-greased transportation systems to survive and prosper in a globalized world. Sustainable practices and technology advances are the two main ingredients in an upwards spiral that maintain the positive trend towards sustainable growth.

To find out more and contact us

Below you can read some of the CORSIA and climate related articles that we posted earlier on the ADB SAFEGATE blog:

You are always most welcome to contact us with any questions  related to airport operations.

ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of solutions that boost efficiency, improve safety and environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports, airlines and ANSP’s. The company works with customers to identify performance bottlenecks and jointly solve them through integrated solutions that improve airport and airline performance. These solutions address every aspect from approach to departure – airport traffic handling and guidance, airfield lighting, tower-based traffic control systems, intelligent gate and docking automation, services and advanced analytics. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 1,100 employees across 45 nationalities in 25 countries, and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,500 airports globally, from the busiest and largest like Atlanta, Beijing, Dubai, Heathrow, Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, New Delhi and Changi, to fast-growing airports across Asia and Africa. 

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