|According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the aviation industry produces approximately 2% of the world's man-made emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), and 3% when non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions are considered. Airport operations contribute less than 5% of total aviation emissions.
Despite these relatively low figures, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has developed a carbon reduction strategy to drive energy and fuel efficiency and further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2008, we signed the Aviation Industry Commitment to Action on Climate Change, a global initiative to mitigate our industry's impact on climate change. For details, please visit the Enviro.aero website.
In 2013, HKIA received the Airport Carbon Accreditation "Optimisation" certificate from Airports Council International (ACI) in recognition of its carbon emissions management and reduction efforts. It is the second-highest level of accreditation in the programme and HKIA is the first airport in Asia Pacific to achieve this standard.
|Our carbon reduction efforts earned us the Carbon "Less" 12% Certificate under the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) in 2012 for all AA's facilities.|
|*One workload unit is equal to one passenger or 100kg of cargo.|