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Macau International Airport Successfully Renewed Level 2 of Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme 20 May 2020

Macau International Airport (MIA) has been working to reduce its carbon emissions for many years and its efforts have been recognized through the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Programme.

Launched by Airports Council International (ACI), the aim of the ACA Programme is to encourage and enable airports to implement best practices in carbon management, with the ultimate objective of becoming carbon neutral.  Since May 2014, the Macau International Airport (MIA) has been awarded Level 2 “Reduction” of the ACA Programme, the accreditation is subject to renewal every year.  In April this year, the accreditation for MIA was successfully renewed and maintained again. The accreditation was achieved after the calculations and emission data of Airport Operations Department had been verified by the qualified 3rd party verifier. Also, all the required documents, such as the Environmental Policy and procedures of Airport Operations Department, were reviewed by ACI.

The MIA Carbon Management Plan was revised in 2019 and the target “Reduce the carbon emissions per movement by 30% from 2018 level” was set. Following the implementations of the revised plan and together with the joint efforts from all concerned entities within the airport, the carbon emissions per movement in 2019 have been reduced by 14% from 2018 level.

It is already expected that it will be more challenging to achieve carbon emissions reduction next year, due to the significant decrease in the number of movements caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. However, Airport Operations Department will spare no effort in contributing and providing support to the long-term commitment of environmental protection of the MIA.