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Global airport members commit to long-term carbon goal: Net zero by 2050

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As an industry leader in pursuing a greener, more resilient future, YVR has been thrilled to support our aviation partners by helping to deliver the Airport Council International (ACI)’s Long Term Carbon Goal Study.


YVR is leading by example by reducing emissions from our operations, becoming carbon neutral in 2020 and the first Canadian airport to achieve Neutrality in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program by ACI. We’re especially thrilled to be actively accelerating our commitment to become Net Zero by 2030.


The Long Term Carbon Goal Study for Airports is a culmination of a year-long research and consultation period led by ACI World consultantswith support from YVR, to complete extensive analytical and evidence-based investigations of opportunities and barriers to decarbonize airports across the planet. The study resulted in the creation of ACI World’s 2050 goal set for the global airport sector.


When it comes to the global response to climate change, airports play a major part in reducing global emissions. It’s therefore important that we support our peers around the world as part of a shared carbon reduction effort. 


Decarbonization is an imperative global issue that requires a global response, especially given the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCCcall to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This ambitious long-term goal is related to the carbon emissions under the control of airport operators and will be a central focus of the aviation industry’s contribution toward this global effort. In parallel, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations air transport organization, is also working on a feasibility study to establish a long term global aspirational goal for carbon. 


YVR Environmental Management Plan and Commitment to Net Zero

At YVR, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. To create a greener and more resilient future, we will be net zero by 2030. YVR supports ACI World’s recently announced Long Term Carbon Goal and celebrates the commitment made by the global airport community to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Our 2020-2024 Environmental Management Plan provides the framework for how we will achieve this, along with our other environmental goals to divert waste from landfill, increase water efficiency, and enhance ecosystem health on Sea Island. For more information on our environmental commitments, visit here.

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