ACI Europe applauds airports for support of Toulouse Declaration

By Charlotte Turner |

A ‘record number’ of airports have signed up to the Toulouse Declaration, helping to mark a new chapter in Europe’s journey towards aviation’s net zero 2050 goal.

 

Launched by the French Presidency to the EU on the 4 February 2022, the so-called Toulouse Declaration is the first-ever public-private initiative supporting European aviation’s goal to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

 

This is also the first joint initiative of its kind globally, aligning all EU stakeholders on the principles and actions needed to decarbonise and transform Europe’s aviation sector, representing a true breakthrough. Click here for more information on the Toulouse Declaration.

 

“It is a highly significant moment, paving the way for the concrete next steps, both in the establishment of an EU Pact for Aviation Decarbonisation, and globally as we look to the UN’s ICAO to set a global goal for international aviation later this year,” said ACI Europe.

 

“Each and every airport undersigning this Declaration is making a tangible difference to our future as an industry," Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe.

“Every airport undersigning this Declaration is making a tangible difference to our future as an industry,” Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe.

AIRPORTS: ‘LEADING THE DECARBONISATION CHALLENGE’

“Airports have long been first movers in leading the challenge of decarbonising aviation.

 

“With almost 200 European airports now certified under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, and close to 400 airports globally, our work to reaching net zero carbon emissions for those operations under our control by 2050 continues to make tangible progress.”

 

According to ACI, European airports jointly made this public undertaking in 2019, and have since reconfirmed this goal with a number of airports publishing roadmaps taking them to this target by 2030 and a handful of trailblazers already there.

 

They are also ‘actively engaging with their business partners and stakeholders to advance decarbonisation of the broader air transport system’, said the organisation.

 

ACI Europe’s signing of the Declaration, both in its own right and as a partner in the Destination 2050 aviation industry roadmap, is now complemented by the individual undertaking of over 200 airports across the continent adding their signatures.

 

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe said: “Each and every airport undersigning this Declaration is making a tangible difference to our future as an industry, as an economy and as a society.

 

“They continue to demonstrate ambition, vision and excellence in their sustainable actions. I admire and applaud each and every one of them.”

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