UAE’s Sharjah Airport becomes first carbon-neutral airport in the Gulf

UAE’s Sharjah Airport becomes first carbon-neutral airport in the Gulf
The airport has previously committed to sustainable operations that ensure minimal impact on the environment. (WAM)
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Updated 17 August 2020

UAE’s Sharjah Airport becomes first carbon-neutral airport in the Gulf

UAE’s Sharjah Airport becomes first carbon-neutral airport in the Gulf
  • The Level 3+ Neutrality accreditation was given to the airport for recording zero net carbon dioxide emission over a full year

DUBAI: Sharjah Airport has been named as the first-carbon neutral airport in the Gulf by the Airports Council International (ACI), for its record low carbon emissions in the past year, state news agency WAM has reported on Sunday.

The Level 3+ Neutrality accreditation was given to the airport for recording zero net carbon dioxide emission over a full year.

The airport has previously committed to sustainable operations that ensure minimal impact on the environment through reducing carbon footprint and energy consumption.

It has adopted many green initiatives and programs, according to Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, in line with a country-wide environmental agenda.

The airport will be formally presented with the Level 3+ award at the Airport Carbon Accreditation Certification Presentation ceremony at the next ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme by ACI is the only independent, institutionally endorsed carbon standard for airports that recognizes efforts made to manage and reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.