Dublin And Cork Airports Commit To Becoming Net Zero For Carbon Emissions By 2050
Dublin and Cork airports have signed a commitment to become net zero for their carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest.
The airports made the commitment as part of ACI Europe, the trade association for the European airport industry, announcing a new resolution that formally commits the European airport industry to the goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The collective pledge was signed by 194 airports across 24 countries.
"Committed To Being Carbon Neutral"
In a statement on Cork Airport's website, DAA CEO Dalton Philips said, "Cork Airport is targeting carbon neutrality in the near term and Dublin Airport is committed to being carbon neutral by 2020. While Cork Airport has reduced its energy usage by 44% since 2008, by 2020, Dublin Airport will have reduced its emissions by 33%, compared to 2009 levels."
"Focussed On Sustainability"
Philips added, "We are focussed on sustainability across both airports and are introducing more LEV vehicles, switching to LED lighting, reducing our energy and water usage and increasing waste recycling."
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