Carbon Neutrality In Stockholm

ACI Europe launched its Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme in June 2009 and LFV’s Stockholm-Arlanda airport has become the first facility to receive the highest accreditation status for its efforts in reducing its emissions.  It has been awarded the ‘Neutrality’ level of accreditation, recognising a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions over the past three years.  The award also acknowledges the fact that the airport is engaging with stakeholders located on the site to lower their individual emissions, and that it is offsetting any remaining emissions under its direct control.
Speaking for ACI Europe, Olivier Jankovec, Director General remarked: “Today is a red letter day for Airport Carbon Accreditation, with the first airport becoming accredited for carbon neutrality.  A major hub in Northern Europe, Stockholm-Arlanda airport is leading the way, clearly demonstrating the commitment of European airports to neutralise their carbon footprint.”
Airport Carbon Accreditation has four progressive levels – Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality and the overall programme is being administered by leading consultancy WSP Environment & Energy.