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Published on : Tuesday, July 7, 2015
In recognition of its efforts to manage carbon dioxide emissions, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), has again earned the accreditation level of ‘mapping’ from ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation for the third time, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
In 2011, AUH was the first airport outside of Europe, to be ACI Airport Carbon Accredited, and in 2013 the airport renewed its submission to maintain its mapping level accreditation within the programme.
This year, Abu Dhabi Airports initiated its third application to the programme by mapping emissions sources within the direct operational boundaries of Abu Dhabi International Airport, as defined by the programme, calculating the volume of annual carbon emissions and compiling a carbon footprint report.
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s carbon footprint was then verified by an independent party, in accordance with ISO14064, Greenhouse Gas Accounting. The verified airport footprint forms the baseline measure to which future activities and reduction targets will be aligned.
Commenting on the accreditation, Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said that, environmental impact was directly linked to the operational efficiency of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
“We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to have a positive effect on the local and global environment, whilst operating more effectively,” he said.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent programme administered by WSP Environment and Energy, an international consultancy appointed by ACI EUROPE to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis.