Airports from across the globe signed a sustainability declaration yesterday (October 31) during the 2016 Airports Going Green conference which is being held at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands on October 31-November 2.
The Airports Sustainability Declaration, an initiative by Schiphol, ties in with current sustainable development goals of the United Nations (UN), COP21 and the ICAO convention on reducing aviation emissions.
The signatories were asked to declare the following: “Our ambition is to strengthen a system of sustainable and resilient airports, worldwide, through collaboration, transparency, innovation and engagement. Together, we will ambitiously work towards our vision of airports voluntarily working together in a worldwide network to be socially, environmentally and economically prosperous and to be adaptable in the face of change. The Global Sustainability Goals will guide our sustainability ambitions with priority for our respective regional challenges.”
Signatories included Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Carbon War Room, Centennial Airport, Chicago Department of Aviation, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Eindhoven Airport, Lithuanian Airports, London Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow Airport, Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, Aéroports de Montréal, Flughafen München, New York JFKIAT, Port of Portland, San Francisco International Airport and Wayne County Airport Authority.