Dubai and Al Maktoum International Airports have made a significant leap forward in their journey towards carbon neutrality through the achievement of the third level of the International Airport Council's Carbon Emissions Accreditation Program.
The third level of the program provides an international airport framework for effective carbon management and continuous improvement through partnerships between the airport and its service partners, Dubai Airports said in a statement today.
The accreditation of the two airports follows the successful completion of the previous phases, which included mapping the carbon footprint of the two airports and implementing projects to reduce carbon emissions.
Jamal Zaal, Vice President for Safety and Sustainability at Dubai Airports, described the accreditation as an important development for Dubai Airports as part of its vision to be a sustainable airport.
“As part of our commitment to achieving a sustainable environment, Dubai Airports has presented several environmental initiatives to create a cleaner and more sustainable future,” he said. We are committed to local and international initiatives and requirements. ”
“A number of environmental initiatives are being implemented at both Dubai and Al Maktoum airports, including the project to replace hybrid and electric vehicles with a fleet of ground service vehicles, with lighting fixtures changed and 150,000 LEDs installed to reduce energy consumption,” he said.
He pointed out that «Dubai Airports» has completed the installation of 15 thousand solar panels in the terminal building (No. 2) at Dubai International Airport, also recently, (Dubai Airports) has taken a firm position of plastic single-use by declaring a ban on its use in both The two airports as of 2020 ».
“Dubai Airports is joining the more advanced airport operator group, which is working to further reduce carbon emissions,” said Patti Chao, Regional Director of the International Airports Council of Asia and the Pacific.