ASIA-PACIFIC AIRPORTS RECOGNISED FOR THEIR GREEN INITIATIVES
ACI Asia-Pacific has once again recognised the ‘outstanding’ environmental achievements of nine airports in its annual Green Airports Recongition awards programme.
Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport received the top ‘Platinum’ award in the Over 45 million passengers per annum category, followed by Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji (Gold) and Hong Kong (Silver).
Taoyuan International Airport (Platinum) triumphed in the 10 to 45 million passengers per annum category, ahead of Sydney (Gold) and Hyderabad–Rajiv Gandhi (Silver).
While Adelaide (Platinum), Al Bateen Executive Airport (Gold), and Nadi (Silver) were the winners in the Under 10 million passengers per annum category.
This year’s judging panel included Metropolitan Manchester University’s senior lecturer in environmental management, Christopher Paling, and aviation environmental consultant, Dr Panagiotis Karamanos.
Karamanos notes: “Given the dire predictions about climate change, it is truly encouraging that many airports in Asia Pacific are undertaking innovative and effective initiatives.”
ACI Asia-Pacific’s regional director, Patti Chau, says: “I would like to congratulate every airport that made the shortlist, each participating airport demonstrates continual commitment in improving the environmental performance and sharing the best green airport practice within our industry.
“Our panel of judges had the difficult task of selecting from many outstanding submissions that have proposed innovative solutions. I would also like to thank our judges for their time and hard work in reviewing the submissions.”
The Green Airports Recognition programme was established by ACI Asia-Pacific with the support of ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Environment Committee.
Its objective is to promote environmental best practices to minimize aviation’s impact on the environment and to recognise ACI Asia-Pacific airport members who have outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects.
Understanding that different airports have varying environmental priorities, a specific environmental aspect will be chosen as theme of recognition each year.
This theme for this year’s recognition is Green Airport Infrastructure.