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Fifty European Airports Scheduled to Be Carbon-Neutral By 2030

At the recent COP21 climate change discussions in Paris, the European airport industry committed to raising the number of carbon-neutral airports in Europe to 50 by the year 2030.

Fifty European Airports Scheduled to Be Carbon-Neutral By 2030

To attain carbon neutrality, a facility must emit no net carbon, often by offsetting its emissions with some other clean energy source – for example, replacing fossil fuels with solar panels.

The intergovernmental panel on climate change reported that aviation's total CO2 emissions amount to 2 percent of global emissions. Airport operations account for up to 5 percent of that total, the panel said.

There are 20 carbon-neutral airports in Europe at present.

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To attain carbon neutrality, a facility must emit no net carbon, often by offsetting its emissions with some other clean energy source – for example, replacing fossil fuels with solar panels.

The intergovernmental panel on climate change reported that aviation's total CO2 emissions amount to 2 percent of global emissions. Airport operations account for up to 5 percent of that total, the panel said.

There are 20 carbon-neutral airports in Europe at present.

Read Full Article

Fifty European Airports Scheduled to Be Carbon-Neutral By 2030