Climate protection

Our goal: carbon-neutrality by 2030

We mean business: by 2030 Munich Airport will become one of Germany's first CO2-neutral airports. That means: We are going to reduce our attributable co2 emission by 60% and compensate the remaining 40%. To achieve that, Munich Airport plans investments of about 150 million euros between now and 2030 – even if these expenditures cannot be funded always through savings.

Any climate protection measures must ensure that the system for recording the various emissions is both reliable and lends itself to international comparisons. The so-called carbon footprint attributed to an airport, namely the breakdown of all greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to reduce its carbon emissions continously, Munich Airport assumes responsibility for climate protection in many different projects and measures. For its commitment to climate protection, Munich Airport has been awarded several times. In addition, Munich Airport is invovled in several partner projects to promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Reducing Munich Airport's CO2 emissions
  • Munich Airport's carbon footprint
  • Through efficiency improvements and technological innovations, Munich Airport will reduce its carbon emissions by 60 percent. 

How Munich Airport is becoming CO2-neutral

Munich is making progress toward becoming Germany’s first CO2-neutral airport. A new animated film explains how this ambitious objective can be achieved. Learn what areas at Munich Airport already operate in a climate-neutral way and where CO2 can be reduced in future by technical upgrading or investment. 

Working for climate protection

  • As part of its climate protection program, Munich Airport uses alternative fuels from renewable energy sources within its vehicle pool. In addition to fuels from renewable raw materials such as bioethanol, 23 cars now also run on biogas. Since 2013 some 32 apron buses (which is over half of all buses) have borne the "Blue Angel" eco-label, a sign that they are associated with particularly low levels of noise and contaminants. The vehicle pool also contains four electric vehicles. These green vehicles use 20 kilowatt hours on average, which is equivalent to 2 liters of gasoline and generates just 70 grams of CO2. The car parks at the airport now have 36 charging points for electric vehicles.
  • Takeoff at dusk
    Munich Airport is constantly looking for potential ways of saving energy across all areas of operation, infrastructure, and traffic on airport premises. It continuously spends switching more and more lighting systems to energy-saving LED technology.
  • With its block heat and power plant, the airport generates over half of its energy requirements using environ - mentally friendly natural gas. It therefore covers almost all of its heating and cooling requirements without having to use any additional energy, relying solely on the waste heat from its power production. Six large engines with a total electrical output of 24 megawatts now generate 120 million kilowatt hours of electricity plus 140 million kilowatt hours of heat, saving 40,000 tonnes of CO 2 a year if the two forms of energy were to be produced separately. This huge saving is equivalent to the amount of energy consumed by a small city with 40,000 residents.

Our commitment

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