• 2009

    Spring

    The 18th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress sees Europe’s airports commit to reducing their CO2 emissions, with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. ACI EUROPE commits to developing a tool.

  • 2009

    June, Manchester, UK

    Launch of Airport Carbon Accreditation at the 19th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress with over 30 of airports committing to become accredited within the first year.

  • 2009

    September

    Frankfurt Airport becomes the very first airport to become Airport Carbon Accredited, achieving the 'Reduction' level.

  • 2009

    November

    Stockholm Arlanda Airport becomes the first airport to achieve the highest level of accreditation: 'Neutrality'.

  • 2010

    June, Milan, Italy

    20th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress announces that in its first year, the programme has achieved a reduction of over 411,000 tonnes of CO2.

  • 2010

    October, London, Heathrow

    London-Heathrow, the busiest airport in Europe becomes accredited at the 'Optimisation' level.

  • 2010

    October, Bruges, Belgium

    The 'Bruges Declaration' resulting from the EU Aviation Summit explicitly refers to Airport Carbon Accreditation as the example of an industry-led carbon management initiative to be encouraged.

  • 2010

    Autumn

    European Commission Vice President in charge of Transport, Siim Kallas participates in the accreditation ceremonies of Brussels Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports, commending the programme.

  • 2011

    Winter

    Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) & Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA) achieve accreditation for all their airports.

  • 2011

    November

    Airport Carbon Accreditation is extended to airports in the Asia-Pacific region, in partnership with ACI ASIA-PACIFIC and with the support of ACI WORLD. Abu Dhabi International Airport becomes the first airport certified, in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 2011

    Spring

    43 airports in 18 countries, accounting for over 43% of European passenger traffic are now Airport Carbon Accredited.

  • 2012

    January

    The momentum keeps building in Europe, with certified airports now welcoming 52% of Europe’s air passengers each year!

  • 2012

    October

    Swedavia becomes the very first national airport group to achieve full carbon neutrality across its suite of 10 airports.

  • 2013

    March

    Hong Kong International Airport becomes the very first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve the ‘Optimisation’ level of certification.

  • 2013

    June

    Another landmark occurs this time in Istanbul, as Airport Carbon Accreditation is extended to Africa, in partnership with ACI AFRICA. Enfidha Hammammet Airport becomes the very first African airport certified by the programme.

  • 2013

    July

    Airports within the programme now account for 22% of global air passenger traffic!

  • 2013

    November

    Airport Carbon Accreditation is named one of the top 3 low carbon projects for Europe out of 269 entries in the context of the European Commission's 'World You Like' contest. The contest results were announced at the annual global Sustainia Awards ceremony in Copenhagen.

  • 2014

    May

    Airport Carbon Accreditation is highly commended by OECD's International Transport Forum. The programme is named as one of two runner-ups for the ITF's Transport Achievement Award.

  • 2014

    May

    Bergen Airport becomes the 100th accredited airport. It has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation at the Reduction level.

  • 2014

    June

    102 airports in 4 continents are now actively addressing their CO2 emissions, representing 23.6% of global air passenger traffic.

  • 2014

    September

    A ceremony taking place at the 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition of ACI-North America in Atlanta marks the launch of Airport Carbon Accreditation in North America, in partnership with ACI-NA. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport becomes the very first airport certified in North America.

  • 2014

    November

    Airport Carbon Accreditation becomes global with its extension to airports in Latin America & the Caribbean. The launch in LAC is announced on the occasion of the 23rd ACI-LAC Annual Conference & Exhibition in Cancun. Puerto Vallarta Airport becomes the 111th airport in the programme and the very first accredited airport in Latin America & the Caribbean.

  • 2014

    November

    After 5 years, Airport Carbon Accreditation goes global with 111 airports currently certified, accounting for 25.9% of global air passenger traffic.

  • 2015

    June

    Our ''Life is about Movement" animation wins the Gold Totem in the "Businesses & Eco-Performances" category at the 4th Deauville Green Awards 2015.

  • 2015

    July

    To promote this year's results - the first year of the programme being global - we have created a special interactive website with stylised maps and key figures form this year's Annual Report. The website can be viewed on different devices (mobile, tablet, PC) and it also features our ''Life is about movement'' award-winning animation. Check it out: www.airportCO2.org.

  • 2015

    December

    At the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris, the European airport industry committed to increase the number of carbon neutral airports to 50 by 2030.

  • 2015

    December

    At the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and ACI signed a partnership to further promote climate action by airports through Airport Carbon Accreditation. In addition, this partnership agreement commits ACI to supporting the UNFCCC ''Climate Neutral Now'' campaign.

  • 2016

    January

    Airport Carbon Accreditation is featured in the first ever European Aviation Environmental Report, published by the European Commission, in very positive terms as one of the innovative initatives of the airport industry to tackle environmental challenges.

  • 2016

    April

    On the occasion of their 11th Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition in Gold Coast, Australia, ACI Asia-Pacific celebrated the 5th anniversary of their participation in Airport Carbon Accreditation. As of April 2016, there were 29 accredited airports, representing 24.1% of passenger traffic in the region. 
  • 2016

    May

    We are the 33%. The 157 accredited airports worldwide represent one-third of the world air passenger traffic! 
  • 2016

    September

    Delhi Airport becomes the 1st carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific region of ACI. 
  • 2016

    October

    Two important events on the global arena of Climate Action mark October 2016. Firstly, the EU successfully ratifies the Paris Agreement. Then, Carbon Offsetting & Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is adopted at the 39th ICAO General Assembly in Montreal. This climate resolution is designed to offset CO2 emissions from international flights exceeding the levels of 2020. 
  • 2017

    January

    Athens International Airport becomes the 25th carbon neutral airport in Europe! 
  • 2017

    April

    Sunshine Coast International Airport becomes the first carbon neutral airport in Australia. 
  • 2017

    May

    The city of London gets its first carbon neutral airport - London Gatwick Airport achieves Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation
  • 2017

    June

    At the 27th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress in Paris, the European airport industry renewed its commitment to reducing airports’ impact on Climate change, announcing it was doubling its carbon neutrality target for 2030. During the COP21 climate negotiations in December 2015, the membership of the European airport association ACI EUROPE committed to having 50 carbon neutral airports by 2030. In June 2017, ACI EUROPE and the European airport industry committed to have 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030.
  • 2017

    July

    The African region of Airports Council International gained its first carbon neutral airport: Abidjan Félix Houphouët Boigny Airport in the Ivory Coast achieved Level 3+ Neutrality as the first airport in Africa! 
  • 2017

    October

    The global climate action lead by airports within Airport Carbon Accreditation reached a new milestone: 200 accredited airports worldwide. The airport that made the mark was Townsville Airport in Australia, directly accredited at Level 2 Reduction. 
  • 2017

    November

    Airport Carbon Accredited airports took part in COP23 in Bonn, Germany, in an airport-specific side-event: “Last call for boarding: airports, aviation and climate”. Participants included: Avinor, Adelaide Airport, Nadi Airport (Fiji), Lithuanian Airports and ACI EUROPE, WSP and Air Transport Action Group.
  • 2018

    January

    There are now carbon neutral airports in every region of the world as Galapagos Ecological Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean achieves Level 3+ Neutrality of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
  • 2018

    May

    With the successful accreditation of Budapest Airport at Level 3+ Neutrality, Europe’s airports are now 30% ready to deliver on their carbon neutrality pledge!