Building on more than 10 years of collaboration with ACI, WSP will continue to support Airport Carbon Accreditation as Programme Administrator for the next three years, strengthening the programme’s drive to promote and support the climate action ambitions of the airport industry.
WSP started working on the programme in 2007, participating in the development of the programme before its launch in 2009 with 17 participating airports. In the subsequent ten years, the programme now has a global reach with more than 275 airports currently accredited at one of the 4 available levels of the programme. Last year, these airports welcomed 43.9% of global air passenger traffic.
“We are delighted to continue providing our support to the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, which has delivered significant carbon savings since its inception”, said Simon Clouston, Technical Director at WSP. “Celebrating its ten-year anniversary last month, the programme has grown into a global force for good and we are excited to be a part of its drive towards a decarbonised airport industry.”
“This has been a decade of extraordinary momentum for the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme”, says Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE. “Since 2009, the issue of carbon management has gone from being on the sidelines to front & centre-stage. The next decade will undoubtedly see more evolution and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with WSP as programme administrator. “
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About Airport Carbon Accreditation
About Airport Carbon Accreditation
Airport Carbon Accreditation is the global standard for carbon management at airports. Its aim is to encourage and enable airports to reduce their emissions. Within its framework, airports can become accredited at four progressively ambitious levels of accreditation: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality.
Currently, there are 275 accredited airports worldwide, representing 43.9% of global air passenger traffic. Fifty-two airports have achieved carbon neutrality, with at least one such airport in each world region.
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), North American airports in September 2014 (in partnership with ACI-NA) and airports in Latin America & Caribbean in December 2014 (in partnership with ACI-LAC).
The programme is independently administered by the environmental consultancy WSP and overseen by an independent Advisory Board including representatives from the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), the European Commission, ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference), EUROCONTROL and Manchester Metropolitan University.