In January 2013, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport became Airport Carbon Accredited at the ’Mapping’ level.
The Airport Carbon Accredited certificate was issued to confirm Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport’s commitment towards tackling climate change and reducing emissions. Since its inception, Airport Carbon Accreditation has already accredited over 67 airports across Europe and 6 airports across Asia – Pacific.
Airport Carbon Accreditation consists of four levels of certification. Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport was accredited at the first level, “Mapping”. This required determining the airport’s CO2 and other greenhouse gas emission sources, as well as engaging a third party to verify the airport’s annual carbon footprint. Having achieved the first-level certification, the airport plans to work towards higher levels.
ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International, the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 400 airports in 46 European countries.
Member airports handle 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming over 1.5 billion passengers, 18 million tonnes of freight and more than 20 million aircraft movements each year.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent programme administered by WSP Environment & Energy, an international consultancy appointed by ACI EUROPE to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis to tackle climate change through carbon management and developing a common framework for reducing their carbon emissions.