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Eco-friendly Airports in India – Treat to Eco-conscious Travelers

Air transportation plays a critical role in the present globalized world, it being one of the principal means of movement of cargo and passengers from one corner of the world to the other. Air travelling is less time consuming and relatively comfortable which is why it has witnessed significant amount of both international and regional traffic over the decades, for which the airports are being modernized and developed to cater to the increasing demand. The development of infrastructure is important40

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Airport environmental impacts

The significant role of airports on regional economy has been prominently recognised by many researches; airports bring significant social benefits and in many cases they are thought to be the single largest generator of economic activity in the regions they serve. However, transport infrastructures like airports have considerable effect on city’s urban development and have negative impacts on the environment. Many reports show that the contribution of airports to environmental disturbance at a local and global scale is significant. Key40

Biju Patnaik airport goes solar

The Biju Patnaik airport is planning to fulfill 100 KW electricity from solar sources to meet its electricity requirements as per reports. The airport has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a Gurgaon-based private firm, Lanco, for setting up the plant. The firm will sell power to the airport. Solar cells produce direct current electricity from light, which can be used to power equipment or to recharge a battery. When more power is needed, cells can be electrically connected40

GHG emission intensity of various international airports in tCO2e per passenger

Performance of Airports in reducing their Carbon Footprint

Climate Change is a serious economic threat rather than just a scientific concern. Increasing anthropogenic concentration of Greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere is a primary reason behind climate change. These gaseous emissions increase as a result of increasing fossil fuels consumption, deforestation and other activities. One of the major human activities that contribute to GHG emission is transportation. Starting from land and water, we have developed technology to fly. Humans invented airplane and built airports to cater passengers for40

Dabolim Airport-Goa

Dabolim airport, Goa is not complying with environmental norms relating to waste management

As per the report of Time of India, Dabolim airport has received order from the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for non compliance of environmental norms relating to municipal waste generating from the airport.  GSPCB has sent this order to the Director, Airport Authority of India (AAI) on 19th June 2013 and asked to submit information regarding the steps taken for compliance with the environmental norms within 15 days from the receipt of this order. AAI operates Dabolim airport40

Airport Carbon Accreditation-Four levels of certification

Mumbai Airport receives ACA level II accreditation for reducing its carbon emissions

Airports Council International (ACI) has accredited Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai for its level II accreditation for reducing its carbon emissions. This certification is issued for the year 2012-13. There are just five airports including CSIA in Asia-Pacific region working towards reducing carbon emissions that have received Airport Carbon Accreditation from ACI. In the year 2009, Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) launched Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) as the result of growing concerns towards growing carbon emissions and its impacts40