ALL HAIL HYDERABAD
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has achieved carbon neutral status (Level 3+) in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
It is the second gateway in the region to achieve the lofty status after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
SGK Kishore, CEO of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), says his gateway’s significant achievement is the result of the operator’s “sustained efforts towards the environment”.
“These efforts include proactive energy conservation measures, generation of renewable energy (solar), carbon sinking through extensive greenbelt and various other environment protection measures, with the active support of the airport’s stakeholders,” he enthuses.
“Through this, GHIAL has demonstrated its commitment to support the Indian government’s resolution on the nation’s carbon footprint and oblige to COP21 Global Climate Agreement with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in April 2016.”
Under ACI’s programme, carbon neutrality occurs when the net carbon emissions over an entire year is zero.
Patti Chau, ACI Asia-Pacific’s regional director, says: “Congratulations to Hyderabad Airport’s team for the excellent achievement in becoming carbon neutral under Airport Carbon Accreditation. We are proud of their accomplishment, which is no easy task.
“It demonstrates the airport’s continuous commitment to minimising its environmental impact by reducing and offsetting emissions.
“ACI will continue to work with our airport members in their journey towards carbon neutrality, which is crucial for the long-term development of our industry.”