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Nadi International Airport Achieves Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation

"Fiji Airports Executive Chairman, Faiz Khan said this latest achievement is a testi­mony of Nadi International Airport’s posi­tive contribution towards the mitigation of climate change."
19 Mar 2019 18:49
Nadi International Airport Achieves Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation
Aerial view of the Nadi International Airport Terminal Area.

Nadi International Airport has achieved Level 2 Airport Carbon Ac­creditation from Airports Council In­ternational (ACI) this week.

Fiji Airports Executive Chairman, Faiz Khan said this latest achievement is a testi­mony of Nadi International Airport’s posi­tive contribution towards the mitigation of climate change.

“Nadi International Airport has received two major ACI recognitions within the space of a month! This is a fantastic achievement by the entire team at Fiji Airports. It shows how our airport is leading the way in the region,” Mr Khan said.

“In 2017, Nadi International Airport became accredited for Level 1 Mapping. This has now been upgraded to Level 2 Reduction. Nadi In­ternational Airport hopes to achieve Level 3 or even Level 3+ in the future. Nadi Interna­tional Airport is now embarking on substitut­ing its peak electricity load when the national grid relies on diesel, with solar. ”

Management Plan

“In order to receive the Level 2 accreditation, Nadi International Airport formulated a car­bon reduction target and carbon management plan.

“Fiji Airports was able to demonstrate a re­duction in our carbon emissions over the last three years.

“Our transformed and modern Nadi Inter­national Airport has a state-of-the-art Build­ing Management System, LED lights and there is more focus on natural light through­out the terminal.”

Comments from ACI Asia-Pacific

Airports Council International Asia-Pacific, Regional Director Mrs. Patti Chau said, “The accreditation is a demonstration of Nadi In­ternational Airport’s commitment in operat­ing the airport in an environmentally, sus­tainable manner, which is particularly crucial for a Pacific Islands airport.

“Congratulations to everyone at Nadi Inter­national Airport for this remarkable achieve­ment.

“We look forward to working closely with the airport in their journey towards carbon neu­trality.”

Last month, Nadi International Airport re­ceived Silver Recognition under the Green Airports Recognition 2019 for airports that have less than 10 million passengers annually. The Green Airports Recognition is a separate airports environmental improvement and best practices sharing initiative established by ACI Asia-Pacific.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation is a global carbon management programme. It indepen­dently assesses and recognises airports’ ef­forts to manage and reduce their carbon emis­sions.

There are 4 different levels of accreditation: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neu­trality.

Source: Fiji Airports

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