CO2 Accreditation for Reduced Airport Emissions

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French airport authority ADP (Aeroports de Paris) has been awarded Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation, in recognition of the carbon emissions reductions that have taken place at two key Parisian hubs. Travel-based CO2 emissions cuts have become a significant part of modern-day business practice and, together, Charles De Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport have reduced their carbon footprints by approximately 6,000 tons per annum – about the same amount of CO2 that 300 typical homes might produce over the same period. The accreditation was given during an event attended by European Commission Vice-President for Transport, Siim Kallas, and held 18 months after the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme launched.
“This certification rewards Aeroports de Paris’s proactive stance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions”, Pierre Graff – the group’s Chief Executive Officer – stated. “In 2004, we produced 125,000 tonnes of CO2 to satisfy our energy needs. Today, our carbon emissions represent less than 100,000 tonnes.”