International Airport certified by ACI EUROPE for managing and reducing carbon emissions

posted on 17th December 2021 by Eddie Saunders
International Airport certified by ACI EUROPE for managing and reducing carbon emissions

Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport has been certified by Airports Council International Europe with the Airport Carbon Accreditation, Level 1- Mapping.

The accreditation is a recognition of the efforts of Cluj International Airport in managing and reducing carbon emissions and confirms the airport’s permanent concern for environmental protection.

Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only institutionally-endorsed, global carbon management certification programme for airports.

It independently assesses and recognises the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions through 6 levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, Neutrality, Transformation  and  Transition.

Currently, 373 airports in 76 countries have joined the program, of which 193 airports in Europe have been accredited.

In June 2019, during the 29th Annual Congress of ACI EUROPE, Cluj International Airport signed a commitment to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

The commitment marks a significant change in the airport industry in terms of environmental protection.

David Ciceo, CEO, Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport: The interest and efforts of Cluj International Airport to protect the environment have been internationally recognized through  the Airport Carbon Acreditation (Level 1 – Mapping) granted by ACI EUROPE.

“We are happy to obtain this accreditation which is an important step in a complex and long-term process.

“The airport’s efforts to reduce these carbon emissions have begun in 2017 with an annual monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions and we will continue to implement measures to achieve our goal of reducing carbon emissions to zero”.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE:“It is great news indeed that Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport has embarked on its journey towards decarbonised operations.

“Joining the programme amidst the toughest of crises ever experienced by the aviation industry is no small feat and should be met with praise!

“I would like to congratulate the leadership of the airport and every staff member who has had a hand in delivering this first achievement.”