Istanbul Airport Committed Net-Zero Emission Targets By 2050

  • the Steps needed to be taken in order to have a net-zero footprint by 2050
  • A word from Istanbul Airports CEO about their new goal

Istanbul Airport, the city’s mega airport on the European side, is pledging net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 under the scope of an initiative led by Airport Council International (ACI) covering 238 airports worldwide, the operator company said in a statement Wednesday. The “ACI Net Zero 2050” initially started in June 2019 to mobilize airports to combat the climate crisis and move towards decreasing their carbon footprint. several steps were taken including the establishment of an ISO 50001 Energy Management System, energy efficiency activities, system enhancements with energy audits, an ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Management System, greenhouse gas calculations, fortification works, the use of electric vehicles and the establishment of electric vehicle charging stations.

IGA CEO Kadri Samsunlu, whose views were included in the company statement, said as IGA they are acting with knowledge that they have a huge responsibility towards next generations “We have prepared our ‘Net Zero CO2 Emission’ roadmap for the Istanbul Airport, Turkey’s gateway to the world,” and undertaken “aggressive planning” to create a strategy for decreasing carbon emissions.

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