Within International Airport Review’s exclusive CEO series, Nick Barton of Birmingham Airport spoke about how the industry needs to embrace a sustainable existence.
List view / Grid view
Filter the results
Banning single-use plastics, encouraging use of public transport to and from an airport, managing food waste, reducing use of fossil fuels, monitoring water use, switching to renewable energy sources, sourcing food sustainably. These are all examples of how an airport can begin to reduce its carbon footprint; its greenhouse-gas emissions; its impact on the environment.
The climate change emergency is upon us, and all industries must work hard at becoming more sustainable – the aviation industry included. As the above paragraph demonstrates, this goes beyond using sustainable aviation fuel.
Many airports and authorities have recognised the need to implement environmentally-friendly strategies, and International Airport Review here showcases some of these achievements. However the entire industry must continue striving and innovating to ensure an airport’s surroundings are not negatively impacted and the environment is protected for the future.
London Heathrow Airport's infrastructure has achieved carbon neutrality, making it one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to do so.
The programme will aim to decrease nitrogen oxide emissions from Schiphol Airport, in keeping with its emission-free 2030 target.
The Chilean capital’s air terminal, Santiago Airport, has begun its efforts to become a net-zero carbon emissions airport by 2050.
Marc Houalla, Executive Director of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, gives an insight into how innovation and technology are essential for a successful future.
The Carbon Disclosure Project recognised NATS due to its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of air travel through the efficient use of airspace.
The recycling stations offer a sustainable solution to Glasgow Airport's passengers and staff using single-use coffee cups.
With the new sustainable approach to waste management, Domodedovo Airport will be able to recycle 45 tonnes of cardboard, plastic and polythene each month.
The installation of new electric charges to support airline-owned ground equipment is part of Long Beach Airport's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, focuses on creating capacity for airlines, a high-quality passenger experience and an airport that Londoners are proud of.
Following an agreement for a direct renewable energy supply, Groupe ADP has now accelerated its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
The John Glenn Columbus International Airport site, as well as Bolton Field, will source 100 per cent of its energy from renewable sources.
The Aviation Environment Federation has called on the UK to ensure that the aviation industry works to achieve the net-zero target.
Walter Schoefer, Managing Director, Non-Aviation, of Stuttgart Airport, talks about the need to invest in sustainable and progressive infrastructure.
The Carbon Disclosure Project has awarded Munich Airport an 'A-' Climate Change category rating and recognised the airport as at 'Leadership Level'.