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What Is The Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme?


This may be the first time you’ve heard of the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme, yet it’s been around for several years. What’s more, over 300 airports across the globe are involved in the program at some level. So, what is it, and how does it work?
Essentially, the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme (ACA) encourages the reduction of CO2 emissions across all areas of airport operations. From airlines and ground handling teams right through to airport retailers, the ACA ensures that the most is being done for the environment.

The program was launched back in 2009 at the annual assembly hosted by the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, and it didn’t take long to gain traction. In 2011, the ACA was being used by airports in the Asia-Pacific region. Two years later, it was adopted in Africa and then by North America in 2014. Finally, the ACA became a global movement reaching Latin America and the Caribbean. [...]

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