AUSTRALIA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / April 07, 2021 / In Aurecon’s latest Thinking Paper, our Aviation and Future Energy leaders, outline the short-, medium- and long-term opportunities for airports to decarbonise their operations. While airports, airlines and their partners in the global aviation ecosystem have been justifiably focused on survival through the industry upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, an airport’s contribution to climate change remains a long-term risk that needs to be on the radar of owners and operators.
Thinking Paper excerpt:
Now is the time for airport owners to formulate a decarbonisation roadmap towards Net Zero, to pivot towards operations and physical infrastructure that make a positive environmental and social impact.
Airports could be our future energy ecosystems. Now, more than ever, airports can make a meaningful difference towards net zero emissions, and find new efficiencies and income streams to improve their environmental efforts.
Airports have been on a trajectory in recent years to tailor their passenger offerings and to find a balance between being a place of transit but also a destination – developing into miniature precincts. Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions can be addressed hand in hand with the industry’s post-pandemic transformation and help airport owners to respond to changing social values and stakeholder expectations.
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This article was first published as an Aurecon Thinking Paper.