Press: Reducing carbon emissions to “net zero” by 2050

Munich Airport confirms ambitious climate targets with 235 European airports

May, 10 2021


  • Munich Airport welcomes aviation initiative on climate action
  • CO2 emissions per passenger reduced by nearly half since 2005
  • Electric mobility share rises to 38 percent


The member airports of ACI (Airports Council International) Europe confirmed their ambitious climate targets today at the second ACI Aviation Sustainability Summit. The airports have renewed their commitment to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions they produce to net zero by no later than 2050. Back in 2019, the Munich Airport was one of Europe's first to commit to the “Net Zero Carbon” initiative of ACI Europe. Meanwhile, 235 European airports have signed a voluntary commitment to this effect. In this way, they want to contribute to the full decarbonization of the aviation industry by 2050.

Jost Lammers, President of ACI Europe and CEO of Flughafen München GmbH explained: "Europe's airports play an important role in climate protection as they have continued to reduce the carbon emissions within their control for more than ten years. Between 2005 and 2019, Munich Airport reduced its carbon emissions per passenger by some 46 percent, from 5.67 kg to 3.08 kg. European airports are signaling a clear commitment to sustainable aviation by re-confirming their aim to completely eliminate their carbon emissions by 2050 in spite of the major challenges they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

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