By Reiss Hilton
The airport first announced its net-zero goal in 2019. It is now committed to achieving net-zero operational emissions, covering Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (energy) sources, by 2035. It also has ambitions to achieve carbon neutrality on select Scope 3 emissions by 2035. This includes staff commuting, passenger surface access, sold fuels and waste processing.
A significant proportion of its footprint (around 64%) comes from the combustion of fuels in the Landing and Take-off (LTO) cycle of up to 3,000 ft. However, the airport has very limited influence over these emissions but still aims to tackle them by being a supporting member of the Sustainable Aviation initiative, incentivising the use of efficient aircraft such as the A320 NEO and providing more Fixed Electrical Ground Power (FEGP) units that will supply aircraft with renewable energy.
Their Path to Net-Zero