Environmental solutions used within airports
What are the real-world impacts of environmental solutions used within airports?
The airport is a major hub for people travelling around the world. Airports contribute to global warming through air travel, car use, and emissions from power plants that supply energy to airports.
With many countries around the world pledging a target of zero net emissions by 2050, it’s becoming increasingly important for airline managers and aviation executives to prioritize a ‘clean-up’ of the aviation industry, which means structuring future decisions around environmental priorities and making changes to existing processes to reduce carbon emissions across airports.
Why are environmental considerations important in airports?
The aviation industry is already notorious for its contribution to global warming. According to Sustainia, in 2016, European airports generated 7.6 million tons of CO2 equivalent per year which is 16% of total EU aviation emissions.
Making changes to reduce these emissions is vital to the long-term health of the aviation industry and its employees. Airport sustainability solutions are important because they reduce carbon emissions while also improving environmental conditions for travellers and workers at the airport.
How can airports clean up their act?
Environmental management systems have been established to help airports understand their environmental footprint and develop strategies for improvement.
Airport managers can implement a variety of initiatives to reduce carbon emissions in their airport including, but not limited to:
– Changing policies on cleaning methods at the airport
– Installing solar panels or wind turbines
– Using electric vehicles instead of gas-powered ones.
– Making improvements to passenger journeys to reduce transport emissions between terminals
– Using advanced weather systems to mitigate the impact of weather on fuel consumption
– Investing in biofuels and other sustainable fuel technologies
One of the best ways to improve sustainability in airports is by educating workers and travellers about what they can do. Making sustainable choices is a small change that can have a big impact on future generations.
How will these changes have a real-world impact on the environment?
Making even small, incremental changes to airport policy can have serious impacts both on the finances of the airport itself as well as the global aviation industry.
The reduction of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases can make a substantial difference in the world’s climate change goals, and these changes will play an important role in convincing consumers to continue travelling by air as ethics and sustainability become key deciding factors in consumer’s minds when making purchases and travel plans.
It is essential that airport managers begin to make small changes now with a view to revolutionizing the carbon footprint of airports and aeroplanes over the next decade, both in order to protect the planet and the future of air flight as a valid means of transportation.
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