Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced today that it has been rewarded for its environmental protection strategy, by successfully reaching Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ status in the Airports Council International (ACI)Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.HIAis the first airport in the GCC and only the second in the Middle East and Northern Africa region to reach the Level 3 standing.
The certification was awarded to Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer of Hamad International Airportand Special Advisor to the ACI Asia-Pacific Board on 11th April 2017, during the 12thACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly that took place in Doha, Qatar.HIA’s achievement comes only 18 months after first initiating its carbon management programme in 2015. The airport has also recorded a 14.2 per cent improvement in carbon efficiency (CO2 kg per passenger) in 2016 compared to 2015.
Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer of Hamad International Airport and Special Advisor to the ACI Asia-Pacific Board, said: “This accreditation acknowledges Hamad International Airport’s commitment to tackling climate change, and was achieved by continuing to measure the airport’s carbon emissions, implementing airport-wide energy reduction programmes and engaging airport stakeholders to measure and manage third-party emissions associated with the airport.Central to this commitment is HIA’s target to improve carbon efficiency per passenger by 30 per cent by 2030 against a 2015 baseline.