German airport managers have committed to reducing CO2 emissions at their airports to zero by 2050.
The commitment was made at the summer conference of the airport association, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Verkehrsflughäfen (ADV), which took place at Dusseldorf Airport last week.
ADV’s president and CEO of Fraport, Stefan Schulte, said, “The goal Net Zero is a strong commitment and at the same time the airports are aware of the special challenge. The ADV airports have accepted this challenge – we want to make our contribution to limiting global warming to 1.5°.
“Climate protection in aviation must be implemented internationally. National prohibitions or restrictions do not bring us closer to our goal. In addition to technical developments and savings, the increased use of renewable fuels is important. The necessary political decisions are now required,” concluded Schulte.