In the Eye of

Airports commit to "net zero" by 2050

  • 15 October 2019

  • Infrastructure

  • Paris, France

On October 11, 2019, at the third edition of Paris Infraweek, Ardian organized a conference on the impact of digital technology on global carbon emissions.

On this occasion, Ardian Infrastructure and Fabernovel released a new study on the Augmented Infrastructure: “The Augmented Infrastructure – Digital for Climate?”
Mathias Burghardt, Head of Ardian Infrastructure invited Armando Brunini, CEO of SEA Airports, as speaker, and he said that "60% of the carbon emissions of Milan airport come from transportation that we use to go to and from the airport" and as Milan Airports has committed to "Zero CO2", it will tackle these sources of carbon emissions. ACI Europe, the association of European airport managers, during the 29th Annual Congress and General Assembly held in Cyprus, officially announced the NetZero2050 Resolution, committing the European airport industry to become net zero for CO2 emissions by 2050 at the latest.
In Italy, the Resolution, which is also directly supported by Assaeroporti – the Italian Association of airport managers – has already been embraced by ADB (Bologna Airport), ADR (Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports), GESAC (Naples Airport), GESAP (Palermo Airport), SACBO (Milan Bergamo Airport), SAGAT (Turin Airport), SAVE (Venice Airport) and SEA (Milan Linate and Malpensa Airports).
SEA is pleased to be part of this project together with a large international network. The airport industry’s continued commitment to CO2 reduction is concrete evidence of how the sector is attentive to issues related to change. The Milan airports have also been actively involved in this commitment for years. They have been part of the voluntary certification program from the beginning, in June 2009, and for over a decade they have been among the most outstanding European airports due to constant work on multiple fronts to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This has earned them 3+ neutrality accreditation, the highest level of achievement for an airport according to Airport Carbon Accreditation.
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