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ACI's Airport Carbon Accreditation programme going from strength to strength in Asia-Pacific

ACI Asia-Pacific is confident that the ever growing list of Asia-Pacific airports joining aviation's airport carbon accreditation programme demonstrates the region's commitment to the environment.

Last week in Doha, Qatar, 11 Asia-Pacific airports received their Airport Carbon Accreditation Certificate at the ceremony held alongside the 12th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition. 

Airports recently accredited or upgraded under the programme were presented with Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates to recognise their initiatives and achievements in carbon reduction.

Level 3+, Neutrality:
  • Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India
  • Sunshine Coast Airport, Australia
Level 3, Optimization:
  • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
  • Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand
  • Sydney Airport, Australia
Level 2, Reduction:
  • Kansai International Airport, Japan
  • Osaka International Airport, Japan
Level 1, Mapping:
  • Beijing Capital International Airport, China
  • Gold Coast Airport, Australia
  • Muscat International Airport, Oman
  • Nadi International Airport, Fiji
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Patti Chau, regional director of ACI Asia-Pacific, enthuses: “Airports in our region have made remarkable progress in their journey towards carbon neutrality.

"Last September we welcomed our very first carbon neutral airport and in just a few months, we welcomed another two carbon neutral airports.

"We are proud of the 37 Asia-Pacific carbon accredited airports; these airports account for more than 29.5% of air passenger traffic in Asia-Pacific.

"Going forward, we will continue to encourage airports to establish targets on carbon emissions reduction and work with our members to achieve sustainable growth and join the 183 airports worldwide in becoming Airport Carbon Accredited airports.”
The 37 Asia-Pacific airports currently certified by the programme are as follows:
Level 3+, Neutrality 
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India
  • Sunshine Coast Airport, Australia
Level 3, Optimisation 
  • Adelaide Airport, Australia
  • Brisbane International Airport, Australia
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India
  • Gimpo International Airport, Republic of Korea
  • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
  • Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
  • Incheon Airport, Republic of Korea
  • Kaohsiung International Airport, Chinese Taipei
  • Kempegowda International Airport, India
  • Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan
  • Suvarnabumi Airport, Thailand
  • Sydney Airport, Australia
Level 2, Reduction 
  • Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
  • Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand
  • Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai World Central, United Arab Emirates
  • Hat Yai International Airport, Thailand
  • Kansai International Airport, Japan
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia
  • Macau International Airport, Macau
  • Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, Thailand
  • Osaka International Airport, Japan
  • Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates
  • Taoyuan International Airport, Chinese Taipei
Level 1, Mapping 
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates
  • Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain
  • Beijing Capital International Airport, China
  • Gold Coast Airport, Australia
  • Hobart International Airport, Australia
  • Muscat International Airport, Oman
  • Nadi International Airport, Fiji
  • Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia
  • Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia
  • Sihanoukville International Airport, Cambodia

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Originally developed and launched by ACI Europe in June 2009, Airport Carbon Accreditation was extended to airports in Asia-Pacific, in November 2011 (in partnership with ACI Asia-Pacific) and to African airports in June 2013, (in partnership with ACI Africa) and North American airports in September 2014 (in partnership with ACI-NA).
The programme is administered by leading consultancy WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and overseen by an independent Advisory Board including representatives from the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme), the European Commission, ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference), EUROCONTROL and Manchester Metropolitan University.

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