Excited to announce that I am officially an approved verifier for the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which is a voluntary carbon management certification for airports, supported by the UN Environment Program and the International Civil Aviation Organization. The program assesses and recognizes continual performance improvements in carbon and energy management by airports.
Why would airports join the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program? Having conducted a number of GHG analyses, one of the main issues I always find is that clients are left with a "Now What?" question once they get their carbon footprints. The ACA allows airports to not only calculate their footprint, but depending on the level of accreditation, allows them to also map out a strategy for reducing their footprint. The program is easy to apply to, and is systemic in its way of ramping up mitigation goals that is specific to airports. I am always supportive of GHG programs that are industry-specific; these types of programs are uniquely able to maximize reductions in ways that value and understand that particular industry's needs.
For more information on the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, click here.