Hamad International Airport (HIA) recently attained the official Mapping Level of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
This accreditation is an acknowledgement of HIA to tackle climate change and reduce the airport’s carbon emissions from its first day of opening in 2014.
The certificate was presented to Engr Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer of Hamad International Airport. The certificate was presented to HIA in the presence of the ACI director general, Angela Gittens, director general of ACI Europe, Olivier Jankovec and regional director of ACI Asia-Pacific, Patti Chau.
As part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation application process, HIA’s carbon footprint was defined in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and independently verified. Level one of the Airport Carbon Accreditation certification recognises airports that map their carbon emission sources within their direct control. For HIA, this includes its terminal, car parks, waste water facility, airport perimeter road lighting and offices. The airport footprint will form the baseline measure for future environmental airport initiatives.