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Net zero CO2 emissions at airports: Eindhoven Airport signs European resolution

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Eindhoven Airport today signed a European agreement committing to reducing airport CO2 emissions to zero. During the annual ACI Europe Congress in Cyprus, a total of 194 airports across 24 European countries signed the NetZero2050 resolution to achieve this reduction by no later than 2050. The collective commitment signifies an important step in climate action on the part of the European aviation sector.

Eindhoven Airport’s ambitions extend beyond the agreement in the resolution: the Brainport-region airport thinks it feasible to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero by as early as 2030. With this in mind, the airport is already pursuing the use of green electricity and green gas. The next step is to make mobility at the airport more sustainable.

Earlier this week, for the sixth time in a row, the airport achieved the highest possible level in the ACI Europe’s Carbon Accreditation Programme: Neutrality. This certification affirms that Eindhoven Airport is currently operating at carbon-neutral, as a prelude to becoming a zero-emissions airport. With today’s resolution in Cyprus, by 2050, participating European airports will have spared 3.46 million tonnes of CO2 in total. The resolution is ratified by the UNFCCC, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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About Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands with over 6 million passengers in 2018. The airport serves Brainport region and connects it with Europe and makes the region internationally accessible in balance with surroundings. The convenience for the passenger comes from the airport Álways Easy’ strategy. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 80 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. With 2000 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. Business responsibility is part of our DNA. Continuously we pay attention to the balance between international connectivity, the environment, sustainability and the quality of live. The owners of Eindhoven Airport NV are the Schiphol Group, the province Noord-Brabant and Eindhoven city.

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