More than 64 European airports have committed to go green, according to a report from Care2.com. The airports involved account for more than one-half air traffic in Europe. Frankfurt, London’s Heathrow, and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle are three of the major airports involved in the program.
The airports have agreed to a carbon management certification program called the Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme. The program’s goal is to reduce emissions from ground transport, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency of airport terminals. A global movement on the initiative is in process.
Moving beyond Europe, the Scheme has grown to cover Asia and the Middle East, where six airports have signed up, including Mumbai, Abu Dhabi and Singapore’s Changi airports. And plenty of airports in the U.S. are moving in the same direction.