Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) have become the first airports in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region to achieve Level 2 carbon accreditation by Airports Council International (ACI).
The Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program has four levels of assessment: mapping, reduction, optimization and neutrality. Operator Dubai Airports aims to achieve carbon-neutral growth at both airports.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said, “We take our environmental responsibility seriously and, through our environmental management plan, continue to implement efficiencies and pursue innovative ideas to limit our environmental impact while fully supporting the UAE Vision 2021.”
Patti Chau, regional director, ACI Asia-Pacific, said, “I wish to congratulate Dubai International and Dubai World Central in becoming the first airports in the GCC states to attain ACA reduction certification. The accreditation demonstrates Dubai Airports’ strong commitment to developing a sustainable future for its airports. We applaud Dubai Airports for their achievement and look forward to seeing the two airports reaching carbon neutrality in the near future.”