In its climate protection package, "Fit for 55," the European Commission proposes three measures for aviation: introducing a kerosene tax, tightening emissions trading (ETS), and introducing an increasing blending mandate for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). By 2050, aviation is to be CO2-neutral.
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.
ACI EUROPE the association of the European airport industry, together with other leading European aviation associations have today presented a strategy paper to the European Commission in Brussels detailing the route by which all system partners – from airports and airlines through aerospace manufacturers all the way through to air traffic controllers – can work collectively to achieve net zero CO2 emissions in Europe’s aviation sector. With the position paper “Destination 2050 – A Route to Net Zero European Aviation,” the European aviation industry is presenting a roadmap to making sustainable aviation a reality. In 2019, over 200 European airports already pledged to deliver net zero airport CO2 emissions by 2050. Munich Airport was one of the first airports in Germany to sign this “Net Zero carbon” resolution.
Munich Airport and bayern design present smart solutions to make life easier in the future - from refrigerators that think for themselves to intelligent street lighting. Munich Airport's Terminal 2 is hosting a new exhibition by bayern design, the center of competence for design in the State of Bavaria.
Munich tops all European airports in CDP climate protection rankings. Munich Airport has been recognized for its effective climate change efforts by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organization that supports companies and cities with the disclosure of environmental data.
Munich Airport will become Germany's first airport to achieve carbon-neutral operations. The governing bodies of the airport operating company adopted a resolution to approve this ambitious target at their meetings today. It states that the CO2 emissions directly attributable to the airport's operations will be reduced by 60 percent by 2030. The remaining 40 percent will take the form of carbon offsets. These are to be generated whenever possible through certified projects at the regional level. The costs of this climate protection program between now and 2030 will total 150 million euros.