Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, was recently certified by the independent carbon management program Airport Carbon Accreditation as being certified carbon neutral. This makes the airport the 25th certified carbon neutral airport in Europe.
Niclas Svenningsen is the head of the Climate Neutral Now initiative at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and according to sources he recently commented on the accomplishment of Athens International Airport saying: “The news that Athens International Airport has become carbon neutral through Airport Carbon Accreditation is a great way to kick off 2017. The ambitious efforts of a growing number of carbon neutral airports are testament to how seriously this industry is working on addressing its direct impact on climate change.”
Also proud of Athens’ accomplishment is Dr Yiannis Paraschis, the CEO of Athens International Airport. “By achieving carbon neutrality, Athens International Airport continues to tangibly demonstrate its commitment to the fight against climate change,” Paraschis said, adding, “We are proud to be among leading airports, not only as a major economic engine, but also through our reduced ecological footprint thanks to the environmental awareness and complementary efforts of our colleagues and partners across the airport community.”