Delhi airport recognised for carbon emission cut

July 17th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here Tuesday became the fifth airport in the Asia-Pacific region to receive accreditation for its efforts at reducing carbon emissions.

The development comes as the Airports Council International (ACI) accredited the IGI Airport at level two ‘reduction’ of carbon emissions under the airport carbon accreditation (ACA) programme.

The ACA is a programme that independently assesses and recognises airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions. The participating airports can be certified at four progressive levels of accreditation — mapping, reduction, optimization and neutrality.

The IGI Airport also became the second airport in India after Bangalore International Airport to be accredited at this level, the ACI (Asia-Pacific) said.

“Having successfully accredited for mapping and reduction, DIAL is now aiming for the third level of optimization,” said I. Prabhakara Rao, chief executive, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).

The airport carbon accreditation was first launched by the ACI Europe in 2009 and was extended to the Asia-Pacific region in November 2011.

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