Istanbul Airport has joined the “Net Zero CO238 Emissions by 2050” commitment initiated by the Airports Council International (ACI) and includes 2 airports.
İGA continues to work in line with the principles of sustainable development. Taking action already to leave a cleaner world to young people, IGA announced that Istanbul Airport has committed to zero emissions until 2050 at the latest. “ACI Net Zero 2019”, first launched by Airports Council International (ACI) in June 2050, was created in line with the goal of taking action and decarbonizing airports against the climate problem.
As a result of its efforts to manage and reduce its carbon footprints within the scope of its environment and sustainability program, Istanbul Airport has been included among the 2 airports that have made a commitment to "Net Zero CO238 emissions". Within the scope of efforts to reduce carbon emissions at Istanbul Airport; ISO 50001 Energy Management System Installation, Energy Efficiency Activities, System Improvements with Energy Audits, ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Management System installation and Greenhouse Gas Calculations, Afforestation Studies, Electric Vehicle Usage and Vehicle Charging Station Installations were carried out.
Istanbul Airport, which will continue to work towards the zero emission target until 2050, Solar Power Plant Installations, Purchase of Renewable Energy from the Electricity Network, Electric Vehicle Conversions and Vehicle Charging Station Installations, Use of Bio Diesel in Heavy Vehicles, Energy Efficiency Activities, Forestation Studies and Hydrogen in line with technological developments. He stated that he will undertake the use of fuel for heating and transportation purposes, and carbon capture technologies from flue gas.
Samsunlu, Chairman and General Manager of İGA Airport Operations; “As İGA, we are aware that we have an important responsibility towards future generations. Acting with this sense of responsibility, we took action for a cleaner world. We have prepared our “Net Zero CO2050 Emissions” roadmap until 2 at Istanbul Airport, Turkey's gateway to the world, and we have created our carbon emission reduction strategy by making an aggressive planning in this direction. Thus, we have been involved in a process where both technological and operational requirements are constantly monitored and evaluated. By implementing many of our projects already, we will have achieved our zero emission targets long before 2050. In the short term, we have realized Energy Efficiency Activities, Energy Audits and System Improvements, Electric Vehicle Usage and Vehicle Charging Station Installations and we will continue to do so in the next two to three years. In the long term, we will supply the majority of our electrical energy needs from renewable sources through the installation of Solar Power Plants and Green Energy purchases. We believe that our afforestation activities will also become a sink of significant amounts of carbon emissions. By following the developing technologies, we will also evaluate the emission reduction opportunities by following the Bio Diesel Use in Heavy Vehicles, the Use of Hydrogen Fuel for Heating and Transportation Purposes, and Carbon Capture Technologies from Flue Gas. As İGA, our biggest goal is to raise the bar even higher in line with our goals.” he said.
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE; “I sincerely congratulate Istanbul Airport for its participation in the collective agreement we have formed with airports across Europe and the world to reach the 'Net Zero CO2050 emission value by 2. Despite the serious challenges our industry is facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, airports continue to prioritize climate action, and this statement is proof of that. Bringing the climate agenda forward by aligning decarbonization efforts with global targets will not be an easy process for any sector, as well as for sectors that have suffered from this crisis, whose recovery will take years. We have significant work ahead of us, and I would also like to thank the Istanbul Airport team, who are always willing to do their best by focusing on the ambitious net zero target.” used his statements.