Keflavik Airport renews its accreditation

17 May 2018

Keflavik International Airport is actively monitoring its greenhouse gas emissions and annually submits their Green Accounting to the Environment Agency of Iceland.
This is why they are at Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 Mapping.
Read Isavia's Climate Action Pledge HERE.

San José Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica joins the programme

07 May 2018

Recently, Latin American and Caribbean airports are increasing their efforts towards more sustainable operations. The participant numbers in the region almost doubled in the past months. On the back of this trend, it is with great pleasure that we note San José Juan Santamaria International Airport's adhesion to Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is the first airport in Costa Rica to address its carbon emissions. Kudos! 

Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport secures an early upgrade!

07 May 2018

We are proud to announce that Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport is now actively reducing their CO2 emissions, having secured an early upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation!
Read more about their environmental engagement here:

Vilnius Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

07 May 2018

Lithuania's busiest airport, Vilnius Airport just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. Well done and keep up the good work! 

Budapest and Queen Alia International Airports become carbon neutral

02 May 2018

Budapest is the first carbon neutral airport in Central & Eastern Europe
Amman Queen Alia becomes the first carbon neutral airport in the Middle East
39 of the 237 airports in the global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme are carbon neutral – these 39 airports welcomed 8.3% of global air passengers last year.

2 May 2018:  Following the release last week of the International Transport Forum’s new report “Transport CO2 and the Paris Climate Agreement” urging more action on decarbonising transport, today Airports Council International provides an update on the latest developments among the community of 237 airports in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation.
In the past week, there have been two big announcements in different ACI regions – in Europe, Hungary’s Budapest Airport reached Level 3+ of the programme, carbon neutrality and in Asia-Pacific, Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan also became carbon neutral. Reaching carbon neutrality under Airport Carbon Accreditation means that an airport has reduced the emissions under its direct control (Scope 1 & 2) as much as it was possible and has offset the remaining residual emissions.
Niclas Svenningsen, who heads the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany commented “These latest carbon neutral airports Budapest and Queen Alia provide yet more encouraging news of how a good idea – such as well-structured voluntary climate action by industry – can cross the world and stimulate others to step up to the challenge. Meaningful climate action really depends on that proactive spirit and it is heartening to see how engaged the airport industry is in climate action – specifically to address its own emissions in the equation.”

Budapest Airport is the 30th carbon neutral airport in Europe - an important milestone on the road to delivering the industry’s commitment to have 100 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. 

Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport said “We strive to be forward-looking at Budapest Airport and we bring that to every facet of what we do – from technical operations to communications, from environment to security. I am particularly proud of how engaged the personnel working for the airport have been from our first accreditation at Level 1 in early 2014, through to reducing our CO2, collaborating with other companies on our airport site, all leading up to this achievement today. But rest assured, we remain very motivated – we will keep looking for the next innovations in sustainability.”

Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group (operator of Queen Alia International) commented, “We at Airport International Group are committed to safeguarding the Airport environment, and ultimately that of the Kingdom as a whole, a fact which makes this milestone achievement all the more impactful. We are pleased to become the first carbon neutral airport in the Middle East and this accomplishment could not have been achieved without our Airport International Group employees, in addition to our business partners and their dedicated staff. Therefore, we extend our sincere gratitude to them for their efforts, which reflect the resolve of the Jordanian people, and of this, we are extraordinarily proud.”

Around the world, there has also been a lot of other developments across the 4 levels of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, starting with Europe:

In one big step, 17 airports operated by EDEIS Group became Airport Carbon Accredited: Annecy Airport, Auxerre Airport, Bourges Airport, Castellón Airport, Châlon Champforgeuil Airport, Cherbourg Maupertus Airport, Dijon Bourgogne Airport, Le Havre Octeville Airport, Mayotte Airport, Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévenne Airport, Reims Airport, Saint Martin Grand Case Airport, Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport, Tours Val de Loire Airport, Troyes Airport, Toulouse Francazal Airport and Vannes Golfe du Morbihan Airport. The arrival of these airports into the programme means that France has now become the country with the highest number of accredited airports worldwide - a total of 39

Asia-Pacific - In recent months, the Asia-Pacific region has also experienced an impressive surge in new entries and upgrades. A total of 6 new airports joined the ranks of airports addressing their CO2, bringing the total number in the region to 44 airports:

Longreach Airport, Melbourne Airport, Noumea ‘La Tontouta’ Airport and Mount Isa Airport all entered the programme at Level 1 Mapping. Singapore’s Changi Airport made a great return to the programme after a few years of absence, achieving direct accreditation at Level 3 Optimisation. Narita Airport in Japan entered the programme directly at Level 2 Reduction. Sharjah International Airport achieved Level 3 Optimisation for the first time. 

Latin America & the Caribbean
In the past 6 months, the number of accredited airports in the Latin America & the Caribbean region has more than doubled, thanks to the successful accreditation of 8 new airports, giving a total participation of 14 airports in the region. 6 of the new entrants are located in the Dominican Republic and are owned by VINCI airports: Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Samaná El Catey, La Isabela, María Montez and Arroyo Barril Airports. The two most recent entrants are: Curaçao International Airport and San José International Airport in Costa Rica.  

North America
A new airport also recently joined the ranks in the North American region: Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport embarked on its carbon management strategy, entering the programme at Level 1 Mapping. This brings the total number of accredited airports there to 34.

Some airports are moving up through the levels of the programme, as demonstrated by Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport which obtained an early upgrade to Level 2 Reduction. Portland Hillsboro returned to Level 2, rounding up all airports owned by Port of Portland at this level of accreditation.

With 4 different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality), Airport Carbon Accreditation is independently administered, institutionally-endorsed and has the support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission (EC). 

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport renews its accreditation

20 April 2018

Canada's Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate at Level 1 Mapping for another year! To find out more about the airport's Climate Action, have a look at the following website:

We keep our fingers crossed for your continued efforts to manage your CO2 emissions!  

Marseille Provence Airport renews its accreditation

13 April 2018

One of France’s 39 accredited airports has just renewed their accreditation. We are delighted to announce that Marseille Provence Airport has been awarded with a certificate for actively reducing their CO2 emissions for another year! Keep up the great work.

Tasmania's Hobart Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

11 April 2018

Hobart International Airport just renewed their accreditation at Level 1 Mapping! Thank you for your continued engagement in Climate Action. 

Libreville keeps on reducing!

10 April 2018

The main airport of Gabon - Libreville International Airport keeps on reducing their CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport has just been re-certified at Level 2 Reduction. Congratulations! 

Halifax Stanfield Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

10 April 2018

Canada's Halifax Stanfield Airport just renewed its Airport Carbon Accreditation! The airport was recognised for Mapping their carbon footprint. Well done! 

17 airports from Group EDEIS join the programme!

05 April 2018

In one remarkable stride towards more sustainable air travel, 17 airports implemented by Group EDEIS joined Airport Carbon Accreditation. They were recognised for Mapping their carbon footprint. Here is the full list of airports in question:

  • Annecy Airport
  • Auxerre Airport
  • Bourges Airport
  • Castellón Airport
  • Châlon Champforgeuil Airport
  • Cherbourg  Maupertus Airport
  • Dijon Bourgogne Airport
  • Le Havre Octeville Airport
  • Mayotte Airport 
  • Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévenne Airport
  • Reims Airport
  • Saint Martin Grand Case Airport
  • Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport
  • Tours Val de Loire Airport
  • Troyes Airport
  • Toulouse Francazal Airport
  • Vannes Golfe du Morbihan Airport 
Congratulations!! This brings the total number of accredited airports in France to... 55.

Sofia Airport upgraded to Level 2 Reduction

03 April 2018

Bulgaria's busiest airport ramps up their Climate Action! Sofia Airport became accredited Level 2 Reduction for actively reducing their CO2 emissions within Airport Carbon Accreditation. Want to learn more about their Environmental Policy? Have a look here

La Tontouta Airport in Nouméa joins at Level 1 Mapping

28 March 2018

The newest airport to achieve recognition for their Climate Action within Airport Carbon Accreditation is La Tontouta Airport in New Caledonia! The airport located in the South West Pacific Ocean received a certificate for Mapping their carbon emissions.

Learn more about their environmental actions here:

4 South African airports renew their accreditation

26 March 2018

We are happy to report that 4 airports implemented by Airports Company South Africa have just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations to Cape Town International, Port Elizabeth International, O.R. Tambo International and King Shaka International for continued efforts on the carbon mitigation front! 

Australia's most sustainable airport renews their accreditation

20 March 2018

Australia has got only one carbon neutral airport and it is called Sunshine Coast Airport! Their commitment to sustainability has once again been recognised with the renewal of its carbon neutral status under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. Congrats to the most sustainable Aussie airport! 

Read more: 

Cambodia’s busiest airports renew at Level 1 Mapping

12 March 2018

Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville Airports in Cambodia just renewed their Level 1 Mapping accreditation! These airports are part of a 33-strong community of VINCI Airports engaged in carbon management worldwide. Keep up the good work!

Nadi International Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

12 March 2018

Fiji Islands know the value of sustainability work as one of the most vulnerable countries to Climate Change. Given the above, we are even more proud to state that Nadi International Airport is committed to tackling their carbon footprint using AirportCO2 framework! Congrats on your renewal at Level 1 Mapping.

Gold Coast Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

07 March 2018

Australia's Gold Coast Airport just renewed its carbon accreditation at Level 1 Mapping. Fingers crossed for your CO2 managing initiatives! 

7 VINCI Airports renew their carbon accreditation!

07 March 2018

French VINCI Airports are taking initiative to cut their carbon emissions! 7 of them just renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation:

Ancenis Airport, Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, Dinard Airport, Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport, Poitiers-Biard Airport, Rennes Bretagne Airport.  

Victoria Airport renews at Level 1 Mapping

01 March 2018

Victoria International Airport just renewed at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Congratulations! To check their environmental engagement, go to: