June 2023


European airports expand and accelerate their commitment to Net Zero carbon emissions

The European airport industry has taken a significant step forward in its commitment to environmental sustainability. With the expansion and reaffirmation of the ACI EUROPE Net Zero 2050 Resolution, airports across Europe are setting ambitious targets and implementing stricter criteria to achieve decarbonisation. This announcement, made public at the 2023 ACI EUROPE / World Annual General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain, highlights the increasing number of committed airports, accelerated decarbonisation targets, enhanced transparency, and the ongoing efforts to address Scope 3 emissions.

With over 300 airports now committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions, the European airport industry is making substantial progress. Since the last Resolution update published in June 2022, more than 50 airports have undersigned the pledge for the first time, including notable names such as Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac, Farnborough Airport and 43 DHMI airports in Turkey, among others.

In an effort to expedite the decarbonisation process, 48 airports have advanced their targets since the previous progress update. Additionally, 132 airports are now aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 or even earlier, displaying a commitment to swift and ambitious action and making a major contribution to EU objective of reducing Greenhouse Gases by 55% by 2030. Notable examples of airports committed to reaching Net Zero by 2030 include Athens International Airport, Aéroport Marseille Provence, and Brussels Airport, among others. 10 airports operated by Swedavia have already achieved net zero for emissions under their control.

Find out more in our Press Release.

Access the 2023 ACI EUROPE Net Zero Resolution here.

Download your copy of the 2nd edition of the Guidance on Developing an Airport Net Zero Roadmap here.