Global airport members commit to long-term carbon goal: Net zero by 2050

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As an industry leader in pursuing a greener, more resilient future, YVR has been thrilled to support our aviation partners by helping to deliver the Airport Council International (ACI)’s Long Term Carbon Goal Study.

YVR is leading by example by reducing emissions from our operations, becoming carbon neutral in 2020 and the first Canadian airport to achieve Neutrality in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program by ACIWe’re especially thrilled to be actively accelerating our commitment to become Net Zero by 2030.

The Long Term Carbon Goal Study for Airports is a culmination of a year-long research and consultation period led by ACI World consultants, with support from YVR, to complete extensive analytical and evidence-based investigations of opportunities and barriers to decarbonize airports across the planet. The study resulted in the creation of ACI World’s 2050 goal set for the global airport sector.

When it comes to the global response to climate change, airports play a major part in reducing global emissions. It’s therefore important that we support our peers around the world as part of a shared carbon reduction effort.

Decarbonization is an imperative global issue that requires a global response, especially given the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) call to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This ambitious long-term goal is related to the carbon emissions under the control of airport operators and will be a central focus of the aviation industry’s contribution toward this global effort. In parallel, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations air transport organization, is also working on a feasibility study to establish a long term global aspirational goal for carbon.

This press release was sourced from Vancouver International Airport on 12-Jul-2021.