Ahead of this years United Nations COP20 Conference Of the Parties on the issue of Climate Change, taking place in Lima in early December, a key development in the airport industrys efforts to address their carbon emissions, was announced in Cancun this week - on the occasion of the 23rd ACI Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Annual Conference and General Assembly.
Today, EUROCONTROL officially launched the Collaborative Environmental Management Specification (CEM) at this years 9th Annual ACI AIRPORT EXCHANGE* Conference & Exhibition. This specification sets out a unique collaborative approach to managing environmental impacts at and around airports, supporting all operational stakeholders in their quest to reduce their gaseous and noise emissions as well as improve local air quality.
As stakeholders from throughout the air transport sector gather at this years 9th ACI Airport Exchange conference & exhibition taking place today and tomorrow, EUROCONTROL and ACI EUROPE today made the first of 2 key announcements - about airports and climate resilience.
In recognition of the cruise industrys efforts to preserve the marine environment, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has awarded Cruise Lines International Association with NAMEPAs 2014 Marine Environment Protection Association Award.
The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the annual Project ICARUS Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability, in business travel and meetings across Europe.
Following the global airport industrys commitment to reduce its carbon emissions made 7 years ago* and the European launch in 2009 of the carbon management standard Airport Carbon Accreditation, last night saw a major development in carbon management for airports in North America.
According to the International Union of Railways, passenger and freight trains globally traveled 12.7 billion kilometers in 2013, up from 9.7 billion in 2001. This increased use of rail entails environmental and social benefits, but also some risks, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner in the Institute's latest Vital Signs Online report.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries efforts to adopt renewable energy, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energies in Islands.