▷ Glasgow Climate Conference – Commitment to people and industry – Airports …

30.10.2021 – 09:27

ADV German commercial airports

Berlin (ots)

The 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations will take place in Glasgow from October 31st. Under the motto “United World tackles climate change”, discussions will be held on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving the 1.5 degree target. The global community is facing the enormous task of slowing down man-made global warming. To do this, it has to become CO2 neutral. That means: The emission of climate-damaging gases must be massively reduced and CO2 removed from the atmosphere.

ADV General Manager Ralph Beisel emphasizes the need for everyone to stand up against climate change and names specific fields of action: “The airports have developed individual strategies for this to become cleaner and more efficient in the coming years. As the center of a complex network of flight movements, technical Operations and land transport can help airports reduce their CO2 emissions in a number of ways. These include better insulation and energy efficiency in buildings and technical systems, switching to green energy sources and investing in hybrid, electric or renewable gas-powered service vehicles. ”

In figures, this means that airports have already reduced their CO2 emissions by 29.1% between 2010 and 2019. 65 specific measures are currently being implemented at the locations, which will save a further 400,000 tonnes of CO2. Germany’s path to climate neutrality is mapped out in the Climate Protection Act. Following the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court on April 29 and with a view to the new European climate target for 2030, the Bundestag and Bundesrat passed the Climate Protection Act presented by the Federal Government on May 12th. With their ambitious package of measures, German airports will meet the federal government’s more stringent climate protection requirements.

And Ralph Beisel continues: “With their measures, the airports are a central component of the master plan for climate protection for the entire aviation industry. The climate policy transformation also poses major challenges for aviation – also financially ecological renovation – over 140 million euros in the last few years. ” Finally, Beisel calls for climate protection instruments in aviation to be implemented uniformly and in a non-competitive manner internationally, so that new causes for carbon leakage emerge without being seen.

Press contact:

Sabine Herling
Head of association communication and coordination of specialist work
Tel.: +49 30 310118-22
Car: +49 176 10628298
[email protected]

Isabelle B. Polders
Head of Communication, Strategy & Sustainability
ADV press officer
Tel.: +49 30 310118-14
Car: +49 173 2957558
[email protected]

Original content from: ADV Deutsche Verkehrsflughäfen, transmitted by news aktuell


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