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Airport recognised for tackling carbon emissions

Clean air: Skyport is tracking carbon emissions at L.F. Wade International Airport (File photograph)

LF Wade International Airport has taken the first step in reducing carbon emissions.

The facility, which has been managed by Skyport since opening at the end of 2020, has been awarded Level 1 Mapping status under the Airports Council International’s airport carbon accreditation programme.

The programme is a global, institutionally endorsed, carbon management certification specifically designed for airports. It independently assesses and recognises the efforts of airports in managing and reducing their carbon emissions through six levels of certification: mapping, reduction, optimisation, neutrality, transformation and transition.

A Skyport spokeswoman said the accreditation provided “a robust, common framework for active carbon management with measurable objectives, accommodating airports of all sizes, including hubs, regional airports, general aviation and freight-focused facilities”.

Aaron Adderley, the president of Skyport, said the accreditation marked a “significant milestone”.

"This recognition is a testament to our commitment to carbon reduction and an affirmation of our data-driven approach towards sustainability," he said.

Chloe Minors, Head of Safety at Skyport, said the certification was “a significant stride in our sustainability journey”.

She said: "We are excited to strengthen our partnerships and enhance our collaborative efforts, particularly in areas of renewable energy and sustainable development.

"This recognition is more than just validation of our sustainability efforts. It is a clear statement of our commitment to a sustainable future.

“We look forward to advancing through further levels of the programme as we continue implementing carbon reduction strategies, improving energy efficiency, and actively contributing to reducing our environmental footprint."

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Published February 15, 2024 at 12:15 pm (Updated February 15, 2024 at 11:22 pm)

Airport recognised for tackling carbon emissions

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